ports/68770: [PATCH] mail/qmail-scanner: Add an option to select language

Oliver Eikemeier eikemeier at fillmore-labs.com
Sun Aug 29 10:10:36 UTC 2004

The following reply was made to PR ports/68770; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Oliver Eikemeier <eikemeier at fillmore-labs.com>
To: Volker Stolz <vs at freebsd.org>
Cc: FreeBSD-gnats-submit at freebsd.org,
	=?ISO-8859-1?Q?Cl=E9ment_MOULIN?= <cmoulin at simplerezo.com>,
	Renato Botelho <renato at galle.com.br>, Pav Lucistnik <pav at FreeBSD.org>
Subject: Re: ports/68770: [PATCH] mail/qmail-scanner: Add an option to select language
Date: Sun, 29 Aug 2004 12:04:17 +0200

 Volker Stolz wrote:
 >  On Sun, Jul 11, 2004 at 04:46:11PM +0200, Cl=E9ment MOULIN wrote:
 >> This patch is useless.
 >> Qmail-Scanner use LANG variable from your environnement to "detect" =
 >> appropriate language.
 >> Obviously, you can specify it on command line:
 >>   #LANG=3Djp_JP make
 >  Hm, I'm not sure that this is a good idea either -- this would mean=20=
 > that
 >  the environment influences the build when using 'sudo'. I just =
 >  export LANG=3Dde; sudo bash -c set | grep LANG reveals that LANG =
 >  set. I can't nail you down to specific instructions, but I think this
 >  should be considered rather a bug than a feature.
 You my two cents: since LANG influences sed, grep and other text=20
 processing utilities I'm not sure whether it is a good idea to build=20
 ports with LANG set. We might decide to sanitize the environment when=20
 building ports should this turn out to cause problems, so I would=20
 suggest to either make clear that other languages are unsupported or to=20=
 make the configuration explicit. Implicit configuration inherited by the=20=
 build environment is always fragile and should be made explicit.

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