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Bug#591334: marked as done (libc6: LANGUAGE not taken into account unless LC_MESSAGES is set)

Your message dated Wed, 6 Jul 2011 07:54:14 +0200
with message-id <20110706055414.GD22060@hall.aurel32.net>
and subject line Re: Bug#591334: Processed: [bts-link] source package eglibc
has caused the Debian Bug report #591334,
regarding libc6: LANGUAGE not taken into account unless LC_MESSAGES is set
to be marked as done.

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Package: libc6
Version: 2.11.2-2
Severity: normal

The LANGUAGE environment variable isn't taken into account for
translations, unless LC_MESSAGES is set. Here's an example:

ypig% unset LC_MESSAGES
ypig% LANGUAGE=fr_FR:fr cp
cp: missing file operand
Try `cp --help' for more information.
ypig% LANGUAGE=fr_FR:fr LC_MESSAGES=en_US.ISO8859-1 cp
cp: opérande fichier manquant
Saisissez « cp --help » pour plus d'informations.

Note that I've chosen to set LC_MESSAGES to English to show that
LANGUAGE has the precedence, as documented. The bug is that the
LC_MESSAGES environment variable must be set, even though its
language isn't used. The value of LC_MESSAGES has some importance,
though. With POSIX or C, I still get English messages:

ypig% LANGUAGE=fr_FR:fr LC_MESSAGES=POSIX cp          
cp: missing file operand
Try `cp --help' for more information.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-5-amd64 (SMP w/8 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=POSIX, LC_CTYPE=en_US.ISO8859-1 (charmap=ISO-8859-1)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages libc6 depends on:
ii  libc-bin                      2.11.2-2   Embedded GNU C Library: Binaries
ii  libgcc1                       1:4.4.4-7  GCC support library

libc6 recommends no packages.

Versions of packages libc6 suggests:
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]         1.5.33     Debian configuration management sy
ii  glibc-doc                     2.11.2-2   Embedded GNU C Library: Documentat
ii  locales                       2.11.2-2   Embedded GNU C Library: National L

-- debconf information excluded

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On Wed, Jul 06, 2011 at 03:14:17AM +0200, Vincent Lefevre wrote:
> On 2011-05-23 18:12:28 +0000, Debian Bug Tracking System wrote:
> > > tags 591334 + upstream wontfix
> > Bug #591334 [libc6] libc6: LANGUAGE not taken into account unless LC_MESSAGES is set
> > Added tag(s) wontfix.
> [...]
> I agree with the reason given by upstream, but this is not the behavior
> described in the manual. So, I assume that this is a bug in the manual
> and I've reported bug 632795 against glibc-doc-reference on this point.
> There are still potential problems due to the way it is implemented.
> One at least occurs under Debian, see bug 632798.

Ok, then given the issues is now tracked in the other bugs, I am closing
this one.

Aurelien Jarno	                        GPG: 1024D/F1BCDB73
aurelien@aurel32.net                 http://www.aurel32.net

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