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Re: Bug#160284: ITP: po-debconf -- Manage translated Debconf templates files with gettext

On Wed, Sep 11, 2002 at 06:55:48PM +0900, Tomohiro KUBOTA wrote:
> However, I have one concern.  Debconf is one of softwares which is
> used in early stage of Debian installation.  Thus, Debconf should
> not depend on many/large packages/data.
> Encoding conversion is a relatively heavy process.  I mean, collection
> of conversion tables is large.

However the conversion tables are in libc6 package, which is in base,

> I don't know if iconv (I can use "libtext-iconv-perl" package) or
> encoding conversion in gettext work well without "locales" package
> or not.  Do you have any idea?

Either way, locales package _will_ have to be installed together with
base packages _if_ user chooses a non-"C" locale. I mean, few
applications (possibly also some debconf frontends) work properly in a
non-"C" locale without locales package installed, right?

Marcin Owsiany <porridge@debian.org>             http://marcin.owsiany.pl/
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