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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  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  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.