For some obscure reason, my /var/lib/locales/supported.d/local file contained an extra locale that typically should not be there (in my example, pl_PL.UTF-8 UTF-8).

I ran sudo dpkg-reconfigure locales, and the system reported:

Generating locales...
  el_GR.UTF-8... up-to-date
  en_DK.UTF-8... up-to-date
  en_US.UTF-8... up-to-date
Generation complete.

that is, it verified that the rest of the locales are up-to-date; however, there was no mention of the pl_PL.UTF-8 locale. I don't know if it erased files related to the locale.

How can I make sure that there are no files left in the system for the pl_PL.UTF-8 locale?

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Have you tried localepurge? (aptitude show localepurge)

  • This probably did the job. I'll select your answer as the answer after the next successful reboot :) Oct 4, 2010 at 22:02
  • Try bleechbit, it can free much more than localepurge.
    – Extender
    Oct 5, 2010 at 3:20
  • @Extender: AFAIR bleechbit is a tool to free space from user data. Oct 6, 2010 at 12:59

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