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Re: LC_MESSAGES=C in debian/rules

On Fri, Apr 29, 2011 at 10:48:04AM +0200, Bernhard R. Link wrote:
> * Daniel Stender <daniel@danielstender.com> [110429 10:37]:
> > is it best practice to set LC_MESSAGE=C in debian/rules to prevent
> > things like test suite breaking when building within non-English
> > locales?
> If you want to set something, set LC_ALL.
> Otherwise a user-set LC_ALL will override it.
> (and it also sets LC_CTYPE, which is even more likely to cause
> problems than LC_MESSAGES).

Explanation: the order env vars are checked is:

2. LC_$category

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