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On Fri, 22 Apr 2011 19:53:36 +0200
"Andreas K. Huettel" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> How about a portage "feature" that is off by default? Like, "locale"
> meaning "build with locale"?
You mean we should settle for only slightly improved odds of getting a
build log we all can read?
> If it is on, and a build fails, the default error message could be
> extended with something like
> "Note that this build was using your system locale, i.e. the error
> messages are in your language and may not be understood by the
> developers or maintainers. If you want to file a bug, please
> re-emerge with FEATURE=-locale"
1) Hardly anyone is going to actually read that.
2) A good many of those who do read it, will ignore it.
3) It raises the bar for the bug to get filed in the first place. It's
definitely not a good idea to require users to go into another 10
hour session of, say, libreoffice or chromium compiling just to get
the proper LC_MESSAGES.
Again, slightly improved odds.
Also, with an interface that already forces users to read and write
English, and with the many commands not even using NLS or
lacking full translations coverage of all messages, it would probably
be in everyone's interest to see monolingual build output.