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Re: Xfce4 localization in Guix System for only one exact user

From: znavko
Subject: Re: Xfce4 localization in Guix System for only one exact user
Date: Sat, 03 Aug 2019 09:01:41 +0000

Yes, Julien, you are right!
Changing config file to this:

(operating-system ...
                  (locale "ru_RU.utf8"))

and running as root:

# guix pull
# guix package -u
# guix system reconfigure /etc/config.scm
# guix package -u

made all my applications work on Russian: Xfce, Gimp, LibreOffice, Audacity and 
so on:

But the next question is: how to make Russian environment only for defined 
user, not for all users?

You said, my DM may have it. I use Slim and did not found such configs. Also 
`guix search xfce` did not display something like xfce4-settings. And I did not 
found language settings in xfce settings manager.

My question rests unanswered.

August 2, 2019 5:14 PM, "Julien Lepiller" <address@hidden> wrote:

> Le 2 août 2019 18:50:23 GMT+02:00, address@hidden a écrit :
>> Hello! This is from those question people want just find one or two
>> lines to paste in terminal and to get effect.
>> I did not find solution.
>> Please, how to make Xfce4 menus (right mouse click, maybe Main Menu)
>> become Russian for only one user 'mom'?
>> As I know, packages are installing using locale settings. So, I need to
>> configure my locale and reinstall Xfce4 (reconfigure system).
>> I have installed locale package as as Guix Manual says [1] with this
>> command:
>> $ guix install glibc-locales
>> I have now 'locale' command in guix (but do not know exactly if it is
>> provided with glibc-locales? and is it providing with
>> glibc-utf8-locales ?):
>> $ locale
>> LANG=en_US.utf8
>> LC_CTYPE="en_US.utf8"
>> LC_NUMERIC="en_US.utf8"
>> LC_TIME="en_US.utf8"
>> LC_COLLATE="en_US.utf8"
>> LC_MONETARY="en_US.utf8"
>> LC_MESSAGES="en_US.utf8"
>> LC_PAPER="en_US.utf8"
>> LC_NAME="en_US.utf8"
>> LC_ADDRESS="en_US.utf8"
>> LC_TELEPHONE="en_US.utf8"
>> LC_MEASUREMENT="en_US.utf8"
>> LC_ALL=
>> And I've found in the web the way to change locale that might work on
>> Guix System:
>> $ localedef -c -i ru_RU -f UTF-8 ru_RU.utf8
>> cannot create temporary file:
>> /run/current-system/locale/2.28/locale-archive.g44JbZ: Read-only file
>> system
>> But as I can see need to do this by sudo user. So it will change locale
>> for entire system. But I want localize Xfce4 for only user 'mom'.
>> Can I do it?
>> [1]
> Not sure I can help. First, you don't need to generate a locale, it's already 
> available as
> ru_RU.UTF-8 (or similar). Your graphical session will need to be loaded with 
> that locale.
> To do so, either set it globally with the locale field in your config.scm, or 
> find a way to have it
> loaded by the user. Maybe your login manager allows you to set a locale, 
> which might work, or
> configure the desktop environment to use the locale. This is not something 
> managed by guix, but
> with user preferences. Maybe you will need a separate package for that 
> (xfce4-settings or
> something).
> Sorry I can't provide much more help.

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