[blfs-dev] Policy on locale for building ? (ticket #4745)

akhiezer lfs65 at cruziero.com
Sat Mar 1 13:49:33 PST 2014


> Date: Sat, 1 Mar 2014 20:18:34 +0000
> From: Ken Moffat <zarniwhoop at ntlworld.com>
> To: blfs-dev at linuxfromscratch.org
> Subject: [blfs-dev] Policy on locale for building ? (ticket #4745)
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>  If I configure gegl in my normal UTF-8 locale, there is no problem
> even with ruby already installed.  But if I pass LC_ALL=C to
> configure, I get the reported problem during 'make' :
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> ../tools/create-reference.rb:331:in `block (2 levels) in <main>':
> invalid byte sequence in US-ASCII (ArgumentError)
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Hmmm. Does it _really_ require utf8 or similar to build? Seems like a poor
idea to _require_ it.


>  What I don't recall is whether we ever recommend building packages
> in BLFS using the C or POSIX locales ?  My belief is that everyone
> ought to be using UTF-8 locales by now, but from support posts over
> the years I guess that some of our users are behind the curve in
> this, and see no reason to change from legacy encodings (or perhaps
> they have too much data to make that feasible).
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Root (at least) here is always still non-utf8  .


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rgds,
akh





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