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Bug#594135: release-notes: please tell people to upgrade "locales" before dist-upgrade

On Tue, Jan 04, 2011 at 09:27:45PM +0900, Osamu Aoki wrote:
> By the way, we already use very explicit and strong statements in
> release note.  (We are not making UTF-8 as a main prerequisite for
> upgrade but clearly indicated UTF-8 is good idea and should be used.)
> http://www.debian.org/releases/squeeze/i386/release-notes/ap-old-stuff.en.html#switch-utf8

Note that this bug renders UTF-8 inoperative, just as well as the language
part.  So promoting UTF-8 won't help here (even though I agree that dropping
support on the old junk is long overdue).
> So we should think this request is already addressed at the right level,
> i.e., Appendix.  We are telling people :-)

This is not the same issue as the one addressed.

A.3 tells people to switch their locale, but doesn't warn them that in order
to have it working during the upgrade (including translations), they need to
take special steps.

1KB		// Microsoft corollary to Hanlon's razor:
		//	Never attribute to stupidity what can be
		//	adequately explained by malice.

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