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Re: Use, "Depends: locales-all|locales" or not

Roger Leigh <rleigh@codelibre.net> writes:
> On Thu, Jan 07, 2010 at 09:50:23AM -0800, Russ Allbery wrote:

>> Absent that, we're considering adding some sort of ugly hack to Lintian
>> to force the locales package to generate a UTF-8 locale if one isn't
>> already available.  Unfortunately, there's no straightforward way to do
>> that in Debian without doing things that are kind of questionable.

> You are free to call localedef and place the generated locale in a
> temporary directory, then use that.  Is that too ugly?

No, that's cleaner than I thought it would be.  How does Lintian then use
that locale (or, to be more precise, how does Lintian get man and the
programs man calls to use that locale), when it's not in the standard
system locale directory?

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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