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From: "PaweĊ‚ Hajdan, Jr." <phajdan.jr@g.o>
Subject: Re: Reducing glibc's default locale.gen
Date: Wed, 08 Jun 2011 09:40:31 +0200
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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