Why can't I install icu?

Rem P Roberti remegius at comcast.net
Fri Feb 4 23:59:29 UTC 2011

> *NO* he's refering to the _locale_, not the timezone.  They're totally
> separate and unrelated concepts.  "Locale" is a means for specifying a
> bunch of national/regional things.  like what the currency symbol (dollar-,
> pound-, euro-, yen-, whatever-sign) is, whether one uses ',' or '.' for
> marking off thousands multiples in large numbers, whether one uses ',' or
> '.' for the 'decimal point', etc., etc.   The way the U.S. does things is
> the default, so you'd probably never need to set the locale.  do an
> 'apropos locale', and read the manpages for the 'non-X' and 'non-perl'
> items and you'll have the basis for an understanding of locale referenes.

Got it.  Another new learn.  Still no luck installing /devel/icu.


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