cvs commit: src/etc Makefile locale.alias locale.deprecated nls.alias

Alexey Zelkin phantom at
Mon Jun 9 23:44:25 PDT 2003


I object to this change.  Or actually to way how it's done.  Since
you have removed locale.deprecated stuff then users who upgrading from
4.x or previous 5.x will be left with old (deprecated) locales available.
Since you also removed compat code from libc people will stick with
correct locales available, but those will not be understanding by libc
locale stuff (nl_langinfo(), etc).  It will lead to many potential
problems to those who still using old locales.

I'd suggest to resurrect locale.deprecated and allow it to remove
all deprecated locales while upgrade process.  In this case people
will be forced to change environment to new locale names or use correct
C (POSIX) locale.  Remembering that we still -CURRENT -- this change
is appropriate and note in UPDATING and HEADSUP to -current and
-ports would be enough to warn people.

On Mon, Jun 09, 2003 at 06:22:31PM -0700, Andrey A. Chernov wrote:
> ache        2003/06/09 18:22:31 PDT
>   FreeBSD src repository
>   Modified files:
>     etc                  Makefile nls.alias 
>   Removed files:
>     etc                  locale.alias locale.deprecated 
>   Log:
>   Old-promised removing of deprecated locale names
>   Revision  Changes    Path
>   1.314     +0 -21     src/etc/Makefile
>   1.12      +0 -80     src/etc/locale.alias (dead)
>   1.6       +0 -17     src/etc/locale.deprecated (dead)
>   1.5       +1 -75     src/etc/nls.alias

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