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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.


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