Bug#173382: locales: locale-gen does not generate locale folders in /usr/lib/locale anymore
On Tue, Dec 17, 2002 at 03:55:05AM +0200, Martin-Éric Racine wrote:
> Package: locales
> Version: 2.3.1-5
> Severity: critical
> Justification: breaks unrelated software
> While investigating possible causes for bug#173128 (libgtk1.2), I found out that locales
> directories are not generated as /usr/lib/locale/<xx_XX@foo> in locales 2.3.1. Instead,
> a huge /usr/lib/locale/locale-archive file whose size is proportional to the number of
> locales requested in /etc/locales.gen is generated.
> This breaks _all_ gtk1.2 applications. The bug is reproducible on i386 and hppa.
Why don't you answer the interesting part of the question - why does
this affect GTK? It should not. The details of the locales
directories are internal to glibc.
The locale-archive is a deliberate change to enhance performance.
MontaVista Software Debian GNU/Linux Developer