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Slackware... and UTF-8

floyd - Fri 24 January 2014 - linux, slackware

After about 5 years of debian, I'm running Slackware again on my laptop.

It's a beautiful distro, despite the fact that it doesn't have a 'proper' package management system by current standards. I'm managing my packages by using sbopkg, which is basically an automated tool that allows you to easily use .slackbuild scripts from the slackbuilds.org repository.

It took me a couple of hours to remember where the small bits and pieces are in the various configs in Slack, and also to make it boot after installing it on an existing LVM setup, but it's running just perfect now.

The trickiest issue I've had, was to get UTF-8 configured properly, and it was because of my stupidity...
All you need to do is to edit /etc/profile.d/lang.sh and change LANG to en\_US.UTF-8:

~$ grep LANG /etc/profile.d/lang.sh
export LANG=en_US.UTF-8