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

Ken Moffat zarniwhoop at ntlworld.com
Sat Mar 1 13:49:09 PST 2014


On Sat, Mar 01, 2014 at 03:29:08PM -0600, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> Ken Moffat wrote:
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> 
> I have a problem with en_US.UTF-8.  I generally do not have any LC_ 
> variable set and even have
> 
> alias ls='LC_ALL=C ls --color=auto'
> 
> because I once was running into a problem with ls ignoring case when 
> sorting.
> 
> If I do 'LC_ALL=en_US.UTF-8 man man', I get things like below.
> 
> ... [--no-justifiâ
> <80><90>
> 
> without, it gives the expected
> 
> ... [--no-justifi-
> 
>    -- Bruce
 Odd.  I prefer to see case-insensitive sorting, but I haven't
noticed that sort of problem recently in 'man'.  At the moment, both
of the --no-justification matches in that manpage look fine with
LC_ALL and LANG both set to en_GB.UTF-8.  I have seen that sort of
problem occasionally in the past, I think it was on some av
package(s) - I don't think I've looked at 'man man' in years.

 Do you perhaps have any LESSCHARSET or similar variables set ?

 Going back to gegl, do you think a note along the lines of "If you
have installed ruby, and are building in a non-UTF-8 locale such as
'C', you will need to use a UTF-8 environment for compiling this
package, for example by passing LC_ALL=en_US.UTF-8 to configure."
would hurt ?

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