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Re: Bug#133578: gdm bug #133578. Intend to NMU.

Em Qui, 2004-04-22 às 15:57, Colin Watson escreveu:
> There is a disagreement among developers. Seems an obvious tech-ctte
> thing to me if you're really interested.

Yes, as this bug is *really* annoying for non-english speakers, I am

Following the recommendations on how to proceed to take a question to
tech-ctte, I'll try to make a summary of the disagreement, please
correct me if I'm wrong.

Disagreement Point: Apply or not patch in /etc/init.d/gdm to parse
/etc/environment and get the LANG variable setted by locales package.
This patch would close bug #133578.

Daniel Ruoso's Point of View:

The file /etc/environment is the one that the package locales change in
postinst to save the "Default System Locale". This file seems to be a
generic configuration file, that is readed by pam_env module, and that
could be read by an init script. And even if this is not the case, the
patch could be a workaround for a long-standing bug, until a better
solution be made. Note that there is a wait for this "better" solution
for more than one year.

Ryan Murray's Point of View (I'm trying to catch the things up, if I'm
wrong please correct me):

The file /etc/environment is a user-session PAM related file that *must
not* be readed by init scripts. In this way, the patch should not be
applied and a better solution must be found. This solution is already in
discussion with the glibc package maintainers.

Once we agree about the disagreement, we can move on.


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