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Re: mkdocs locale error building djangorestframework

On Tue, Jan 26, 2016 at 11:29:07AM +1100, Brian May wrote:
> python3-click has checks to ensure it is called with a non-ASCII
> locale. Or if it is an ASCII locale, it raises a fatal error. Or at
> least it tries to raise a fatal error.
> The problem is that when building djangorestframework, I need to have a
> utf8 locale available. C.UTF-8 is fine. However, I don't think there is
> any guarantee (??) that a utf8 locale will be available when building
> packages. This I believe is the root cause of #812672.
> So should I somehow be trying to get the UTF-8 locale (is this possible
> from debian/rules?)

C.UTF-8 is always available on Debian since a long time ago, precisely to
be a guaranteed UTF-8 locale.  It's included in the libc-bin package which
is Essential:yes.

My guess as to the cause of #812672 is that you have LC_CTYPE or LC_ALL set
to an ancient locale.  These variables override LANG, the order is

> should I submit another bug report against
> python3-click saying that it really should work in ASCII environments?

My personal preference would be to drop support for non-UTF8 locales as soon
as possible.  They're a heap of work; that effort could be better spent
fixing remaining problems in UTF-8 locales.

A tit a day keeps the vet away.

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