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Re: /usr/lib/locale/<locale> and locale-archive should remove before generating locales?

At Fri, 28 Mar 2003 00:31:20 +0100,
Denis Barbier wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 26, 2003 at 01:52:59PM +0900, GOTO Masanori wrote:
> [...]
> > Currently, our locales package do not remove /usr/lib/locale/<locale>
> > and /usr/lib/locale/locale-archive.  Glibc locale system looks both
> > <locale> dir and locale-archive files to search the current locale's
> > database.  These locale database can store the generated locales.  So
> > this means that we can have very old locale entries in these locale
> > database.  The current locale-archive file accumulates a lot of locale
> > database which were generated in the past but the current locales'
> > debconf interface does not have such old entries and they are not
> > updated.
> > 
> > So the solution is: remove all directories in /usr/lib/locale and
> > /usr/lib/locale-archive whenever we reconfigure or install or upgrade
> > locales package in each time.
> > 
> > I think simply removal for old locale entries is the best and the
> > easiest way.  Any comments?
> Yes, I see no reason to choose a harder way.

Thanks, I've now added in locales.postinst:

     # Update requested locales.  Remove all old locale dir and 
     # locale-archive before generating new locale data.
     if test -z $LEAVE_FLAG; then
        rm -rf /usr/lib/locale/*
Removing all files/dirs might be problem.  However at least there is
no package to touch /usr/lib/locale on my machine, so I guess it's

-- gotom

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