Glibc localization questions
Nelson G. Arzola
narzola at vericel.com
Sat Oct 27 04:05:00 PDT 2001
I'm trying to figure out how three directories installed by
Glibc are used -- /usr/share/zoneinfo, /usr/share/i18n, and
In my research, I've determined that /usr/share/zoneinfo is needed to
correctly configure time. Only the file /usr/share/zoneinfo/posixrules
and whichever file /etc/localtime is linked to needs to be present for a
system to operate correctly. For those that want to know,
/usr/share/zoneinfo/posixrules determines daylight savings time (DST)
rules. You can find out more if you read the glibc-2.2.4/Makeconfig
file (look for 'localtime = Factory'.
However, I have not figured out how the files in /usr/share/i18n and
/usr/lib/locale are used.
I'm trying to build an LFS system where the compiler and software
development tools are located in a directory that can be mounted from a
CD. In my case, I'm using /usr/swdev. I need to know if /usr/share/i18n
and /usr/lib/locale are needed are compile-time, run-time, or both.
Any help anyone can provide would be appreciated.
Nelson Arzola "I always wanted to be
narzola 'at' vericel 'dot' com somebody, but I should
have been more specific."
-- Lily Tomlin
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