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Re: locale errors



Damn, pinepgp is screwing up auto signatures.  Sorry.

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> On 17 Jun 1997, Ben Pfaff wrote:
> 
> > kai@khms.westfalen.de (Kai Henningsen) writes:
> > > meskes@topsystem.de (Michael Meskes)  wrote on 17.06.97 in <c=DE%a=_%p=topsystem%l=EINSTEIN-970617110158Z-203@einstein.topsystem.de>:
> > > 
> > > > No! You cannot use libc5 compiled perl with glibc locales! Wait for a
> > > > libc6 version of perl and everything should be fine again.
> > > 
> > > This is, of course, a problem nearly as serious as that about utmp.
> > 
> > Not really.  This is an issue only with `unstable' (as far as I can
> > tell from the discussion), and `unstable' means exactly
> > that--everything might not work properly.
> 

That is true, but like the utmp problem, it's not going to go away
by itself.  If we want to be able to have a system where both libc5 and
libc6 programs can coexist, we run into a problem with utmp.  The 2
libraries manipulate utmp differently, so if you run both libc5 and
libc6 binaries that try to manipulate utmp, it gets corrupted.
 
Similarly, if we install libc5 locale files, libc6 programs can't use
them.  If we install libc6 locale files, libc5 programs can't use
them.  
 
These are not trivial problems to fix, and they'll still be around in
3 months if nothing is done in the mean time.  I am confident that
someone will come up with an elligant solution after the 1.3 release
settles down.
 
Erv

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