Localedef errors with glibc-2.3.1

Jim Gifford jim at jg555.com
Fri Jan 17 12:39:48 PST 2003

Try this

localedef -v -c -i en_US -f ISO-8859-1 en_US

"Peter B. Steiger" <wypbs001 at bornagain.com> wrote in message
news:Xns930615FBCFC18WyomingPBS at
> I'm on chapter 6 of the CVS version, and things were going great until I
> got to the make localedata/install-locales command.  Nothing happens at
> - no files are added to /usr/lib/locale (well, possibly locale-archive...
> that gets modified).  No errors are produced, but that's because the
> Makefile runs localedef without -v turned on.
> I tried the single-language option, running localedef by hand:
> localedef -v -i en_US -f ISO-8859-1 en_US
> ... so I could see the verbose output, and I get about 9 million pages of
> "/usr/share/i18n/locales/en_US:##: non-symbolic character value should not
> be used" (where ## is a line number), and similar errors for
> /usr/share/i18n/locales/translit_neutral.  Finally it gets to some new
> errors at the end:
> LC_NAME: field `name_gen' not defined
> LC_IDENTIFICATION: field `audience' not defined
> LC_IDENTIFICATION: field `application' not defined
> LC_IDENTIFICATION: field `abbreviation' not devinted
> LC_IDENTIFICATION: no identification for category `LC_MEASUREMENT'
> no output file produced because warning were [sic] issued
> I'm building on an AMD Duron 1.6GHz with 512MB RAM, 60GB IDE drive
> currently running RH 7.3 with the kernel upgraded to 2.4.20.  The RH host
> has gcc 2.96 with glibc 2.2.5-34.  I am chroot'ed in to the lfs location
> (entire drive is already partitioned, so I will need to install lfs
> concurrently with the RH stuff).  No CLFAGS or LDFLAGS or anything else
> that might alter the build environment.  glibc itself built without any
> errors, once I realized I had mistakenly installed binutils 2.9 instead of
> binutils-2.13.  The static GCC from chapter 5 is 3.2.1 and works fine.
> only other nonstandard thing I did was install kernel headers for 2.5.58
> instead of 2.4.19.  So my questions are...
> 1) Would the different kernel headers have any effect on the locale
> problem?
> B) Has anyone else encountered this error and found a fix for it, either
> with the 4.0 or CVS book?  Or with glibc 2.3.1 at all?
> A grep of Usenet and www.* turns up a handful of other people over the
> year with similar problems (both in lfs and their own projects) but no
> answers.
> Any hints, pointers to a FAQ or URL that I missed in my searches, or
> general ridicule all gratefully accepted.
> --
> Peter B. Steiger
> Cheyenne, WY

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