cvs commit: src/etc Makefile locale.alias locale.deprecated
phantom at FreeBSD.org.ua
Tue Jun 10 00:51:47 PDT 2003
On Tue, Jun 10, 2003 at 11:12:43AM +0400, Андрей Чернов wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 10, 2003 at 09:51:51 +0300, Alexey Zelkin wrote:
> > 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.
> There is nothing to object at this time. This change in its current form
> was announced and discussed very long ago, when new naming scheme was
> introduced for the first time. Few years of transition period (now ended)
> are enough for users to put correct value to the LANG variable. What you
> suggest is just another transition period, it is superfluous.
I am asking you to put back stuff used to be 'fool protect' guard.
If people will have deprecated locales in /usr/share/locale then nothing
will prevent them from using them. And it will work correctly, until
something will change in locale structures or until application is not
The only purpose of this stuff will be post-install cleanup of part
which may cause problems to users.
> > is appropriate and note in UPDATING and HEADSUP to -current and
> > -ports would be enough to warn people.
> UPDATING note submitted today,
> HEADSUP was anounced few years ago.
There're no letters to -current from you in my mailbox.
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