Wrong locales in JDK 1.6 (patchset 3)

Bernhard Froehlich decke at bluelife.at
Sat Dec 29 14:30:24 PST 2007


I've run into a problem with localization in jdk1.6 (patchset 3) at least on
FreeBSD 6.2/AMD64 and 7.0/AMD64. With jdk 1.6 Locale.getAvailableLocales()
returns only 3 locales: "ben", "arn", "sun/text/resources/".

Yeah that looks buggy so i started so search and found that
returns "  ben sun/text/resources/ |  arn sun/text/resources/ " which is a
formatted string with all available locales that were hardcoded/replaced at
build time so the cause is somewhere in the build scripts.

That string is build by j2se/make/java/java/localegen.sh and genlocales.gmk
but i haven't yet found the bug itself.

Can anyone confirm that this is a bug?

import java.util.Locale;
import sun.util.LocaleDataMetaInfo;

public class LocaleDebug
	public static void main(String[] args)
		Locale[] locales = Locale.getAvailableLocales();

		for(int i=0; i < locales.length; i++)

		System.out.println("sun.text.resources.FormatData -> " +

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