RE: locale errors
I wonder whether it's difficult to fix that. If I recall correctly most
of the locale code in libc5 is from glibc anyway.
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>Subject: Re: locale errors
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>> On 17 Jun 1997, Ben Pfaff wrote:
>> > firstname.lastname@example.org (Kai Henningsen) writes:
>> > > email@example.com (Michael Meskes) wrote on 17.06.97 in
>> > >
>> > > > 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
>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
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