I'm not sure if this will belong here, I give it a try...
Even once the distro localized to French, any of the tty still have qwerty keyboard. I have a hell of a time login with qwerty config for an azerty keyboard, then type "loqdkeys fr".
It used not to happen in the older versions. Any clue ?
no, no clue, nothing has changed in addlocale in this respect. Must be something else?
This was solved thanks to growbag and blackbird. The fault was the /etc/sysconfig/console/default.kmap file. I followed growbag's suggest and renamed it default.disable.kmap, and that worked.
The strange thing is that in several installs after renaminig it, it was again there later (one boot later ?) and I had then 2 files (well a "mv" is not supposed to copy, so what happened ?). After I erased it, only the "default.disable.kmap" was left, for real that time.
Now I met with a new problem at passing pclinuxos-openbox to french : I tried 8 times, a pair of days ago, and no way. I had the same error messages, but this time instead of downloading the locales and install them, addlocale went directly from the preceeding step to keyboard config : then once the timezone done, declared it was all ok, rebooted, and offered me a gdm without the french choice and a system half in french half in english : menus in french PCC, Synaptic, and many more still in english.
I changed machine as I also have a pclinuxos-openbox install on my laptop, a bit behind so I had to update it too and so on... then I met with exactly the same problem. In the other machine, I had tried twice to change repo, incase... which had not done any effect.
So I decided I would remove the latest package updated, because it seemed to me that it was the only difference with the other versions (kde e17 and so on) which all have a french version now. And this is libaikisaurus-xxx .
(xxx is a number, such as 1_0, but I'm not sure what number now). This uninstalled another lib as well, and Abiword too. Too bad ! Well doesn't matter.
Just incase, I again changed the repo: from vim I went to heanet. And this time it worked !
Now I'm being remastering it.
I think I will next reinstall Abiword, and start a second remaster, to see if that comes out ok now. (And it's in french, so what can happen ?)
There is still a doubt in my mind, is the fault to the lib, or to the repo ? Other repos I had tried on the other machine : fluug, and iblio...