On Debian, I can have a package depend on
locales-all to ensure that all locales are installed/available. There is no such package in Ubuntu.
It used to have
belocs-locales-* which appeared to do the same; alternatively, one could depend on various localisation packs (e.g. just
fr for most of Western Europe, which is of limited use; sometimes, software does in fact require all standard locales). These packages disappeared between hardy and precise, AFAICT.
So, what Ubuntu package can I
Depends on to have all locales available?
Edit: this is not the same as the
locales package, which merely provides data files needed to generate the locales; merely installing the
locales-all package in Debian makes those locales available immediately, and all of them. (It contains a pack, in recent versions, saving much space too.) This way, the user does not have a knob in which they can (accidentally) disable necessary locales.