Bug#185991: locales: /etc/locale.alias should include "bulgarian"
On Sun, Mar 23, 2003 at 06:12:29PM +0200, Ognyan Kulev wrote:
> Package: locales
> Version: 2.3.1-15
> Severity: wishlist
> File: /etc/locale.alias
> *** Please type your report below this line ***
> For example, this allows GDM to include bulgarian language in its menu.
> I propose the following line:
> bulgarian bg_BG.CP1251
Quoting Ulrich Drepper
] Roland McGrath wrote:
] > Is there some policy or guiding principle behind what goes into
] > locale.alias?
] Yes: nothing. The file should never have been added and things should
] not be made worse by adding more.
So adding new aliases is certainly a bad idea.
Note that gdm 2.4 ships this warning at the beginning of its locale.alias
# NOTE! This is a broken way to do things. Gdm currently reads
# languages ONLY from this file. This is Broken(tm). This setup
# will be replaced in some future version to be replaced by some
# automatic detection of available locales. This file is not
# really a locale.alias file and the first word is used as a label
# in case gdm doesn't know this language personally, else it's
Until it is fixed, the best solution is to make gdm maintainer
change his mind about #121889, good luck ;)