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Bug#166979: New localedef behavior in glibc 2.3

At Mon, 24 Mar 2003 22:46:48 +0100,
Denis Barbier wrote:
> Package: locales
> Version: 2.3.1-16
> Followup-For: Bug #166979
> Upstream changelog contains this snippet for glibc v2.3:
>   * Loading of locale data is faster due to the introduction of a locale
>     archive.  Implemented by Roland McGrath and Ulrich Drepper.
> And indeed locale informations are now gathered within
> /usr/lib/locale/locale-archive instead of /usr/lib/locale/<locale_name>/.

That's right.

> Old behavior is emulated with 'localedef --no-archive'; this flag
> should be set in /usr/sbin/locale-gen until all programs (like
> /usr/bin/locale) are fixed to search data into /usr/lib/locale/locale-archive
> when this file does exist.

localedef --no-archive should not be used in locale-gen.  "locale -a"
searches locale-archive and /usr/lib/locale/.  Moreover, all programs
except for libc should not use this locale-archive file.

I think this bug can be closed, is it OK?

-- gotom

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