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From: James Cloos <cloos@×××××××.com>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Locale check in python_pkg_setup()
Date: Sat, 31 Jul 2010 21:41:33
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] Locale check in python_pkg_setup() by "Paweł Hajdan
>>>>> "PH" == Paweł Hajdan, <phajdan.jr@g.o> writes:
PH> Another thing we can consider is making UTF8 the default setup in PH> Gentoo. I think most people (including me) don't care whether it's PH> C or UTF8 as long as it works. Forcing utf-8 will only be reasonable when there is a C.UTF-8 and/or a POSIX.UTF-8 locale. That should be done upstream in glibc, but were they to refuse then Gentoo should add it to the glibc ebuild. The language_country locales are just wrong for root. They are often broken (locales like en_US force case-insensitive colation, meaning that a command such as 'rm [a-z]*' will unlink(2) 'Makefile' and similar files which one would not expect to match) and cause bugs. In fact, glibc's insistance that C and POSIX are ascii rather than raw unspecified eight bit is itself a bug. Utf8 is nice, but forcing the lang_country locales on root is not. -JimC -- James Cloos <cloos@×××××××.com> OpenPGP: 1024D/ED7DAEA6


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Re: [gentoo-dev] Locale check in python_pkg_setup() Mike Frysinger <vapier@g.o>
[gentoo-dev] Re: Locale check in python_pkg_setup() Jonathan Callen <abcd@g.o>