Bug#185991: locales: /etc/locale.alias should include "bulgarian"
At Sun, 23 Mar 2003 22:48:48 +0100,
Denis Barbier wrote:
> 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.
I fully agree.
> 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
> # ignored.
> Until it is fixed, the best solution is to make gdm maintainer
> change his mind about #121889, good luck ;)
Hmm, I understand why this kind of bug are reported frequently. gdm
should be fixed and use another framework. As I said in #144670,
selecting only language should be avoided.
OK, I merge this kind of bug. I never fix it in glibc.
Hm, should we reassign these bugs to gdm, or simply mark as done?