Re: cvs commit to boot-floppies/utilities/dbootstrap by blade
On Sun, 2002-02-10 at 21:25, Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:
> [Debian Boot CVS Master]
> > Repository: boot-floppies/utilities/dbootstrap
> > who: blade
> > time: Sun Feb 10 11:30:14 PST 2002
> > Log Message:
> > Renamed LANG to LANG_INST in dbootstrap_settings. We do not use
> > proper locales specification, so this LANG value caused lots of
> > Perl warnings while running base-config.
> Why isn't base-config using proper locales? It would be easier if all
> programs used the same language codes, and the same locale settings.
> Check RFC 3066 and ISO 639 for info on the recommended locale values.
What blade means by a "proper" locale specification, and what
base-config expects to find in $LANG, is something like "en_GB", "fr_CA"
or "ja_JP". But dbootstrap doesn't know anything about territories and
it just outputs "en", "fr" and "ja".
This whole business is pretty much a mess. But I think we can find a
way to make it work in woody, even if it isn't all that elegant.