Bug#298784: locales: Additions to the locale name alias data base /etc/locale.alias
GOTO Masanori said:
> At Thu, 10 Mar 2005 04:20:42 +0530,
> Y Giridhar Appaji Nag wrote:
>> Quoting /etc/locale.alias
>> > # Note: This file is far from being complete. If you have a value for
>> > # your own site which you think might be useful for others too, share
>> > # it with the rest of us. Send it using the `glibcbug' script to
>> > # email@example.com.
> Sorry, this quotes are getting obsolete.
IMO, we could remove them.
>> The patch adds alias names corresponding to the _IN locales to the
>> locale name alias data-base. I could not find the glibcbug script on my
>> machine (apt-cache search wasn't of much help), hence submitting this
>> bug here and Cc:ing firstname.lastname@example.org.
> IIRC upstream decided not to add entries more because these locale
> names described in locale.alias are only for backward compatibility.
> I'll confirm it.
Thank you for this. From a discussion on another report I filed and your
comments on #144670 and #185991 I got to understand this. We can indicate
the same in the files if upstream has frozen the file.
Also, /usr/share/gettext/intl/locale.alias and /etc/locale.alias seem to
have conflicting susbtitution values for the same locale alias.
Consdering the above, I guess it wouldn't make sense to submit a bug if
there will not be a change to those files.
Y Giridhar Appaji Nag