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Re: How many people need locales?

#include <hallo.h>
Santiago Vila wrote on Mon Sep 03, 2001 um 02:21:04AM:

> I think we can consider the volume or the number of subscribers of the
> debian-user mailing list, and compare it with the volume or the number
> of subscribers of all other language-specific debian-user-foo lists
> combined. Is there anybody who can do this count?
> Can you think of another way to estimate the proportion of users using
> locales?

I really wish to make the locales beeint installed by default, either
allways, or with some user interacton (yes/no, which locale etc.). IMO
this should be included as one of the first questions in baseconfig.


| Date: Sat, 16 Jun 2001 15:43:06 -0400
| From: Ben Collins <bcollins@debian.org>
| Subject: Re: Bug#101130: libc6 should depend on locales
| To: Eduard Bloch <blade@debian.org>, 101130-done@bugs.debian.org
| On Sat, Jun 16, 2001 at 07:29:05PM +0200, Eduard Bloch wrote:
| > Package: libc6
| > Version: 2.2.3-6
| > Severity: normal
| > Tags: woody sid
| >
| No. Simply put, libc6 does not require locales, so it is not going to
| depend on it. The libc6 package works perfectly fine without locales.
| Adding a depends for locales breaks policy. Also, it makes it larger for
| base installs (some 10megs), which is rediculous for a new installation.
| I'm closing this bug. If you want suggests to be taken into account, use
| a higher level interface such as dselect or deity.
| Ben

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