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From: "PaweĊ‚ Hajdan
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Reducing glibc's default locale.gen
Date: Wed, 08 Jun 2011 07:41:25
Message-Id: 4DEF276F.7080106@gentoo.org
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] Reducing glibc's default locale.gen by Matt Turner
On 6/7/11 9:53 PM, Matt Turner wrote:
> Building 400~ locales is not fun on mips when building stages.
Do you have some data to quantify "not fun"? How long does it take?
> No user has a need for more than some small subset of the total > available locales. > > I filed bug [1] to request the ability to select locales in catalyst > spec files, but no responses after six months -- which is totally > typical of catalyst bugs. > > I commented in bug [2] suggesting that we perhaps reduce the default > locale.gen to only 'en_US.UTF-8 UTF-8' or some other limited subset.
It makes sense to me, especially for "exotic" arches. It seems that locale-gen is cheap anyway on x86 and amd64, where it probably matters most.

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