Need help fixing failing locale tests

Andrey Chernov ache at
Sun Nov 15 12:56:30 UTC 2015

On 15.11.2015 15:46, Baptiste Daroussin wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 15, 2015 at 03:24:19PM +0300, Andrey Chernov wrote:
>> On 15.11.2015 10:09, John Marino wrote:
>> ISO8859-1 locales are legacy even if obsoleted in modern world (I agree
>> with that). Lots of ports (even at configure stage!) have checks for
>> them. Since we generate locales from CLDR now, it will be no cost to
>> bring all 8859-1 back to not violate POLA and not fix every failing port.
> Exp-run have been made and no ports were failing with the removed locales.

There is soft-fail, configure just marks that locales are not supported
and use "C". Sorry I don't remember port names where I saw it right now
and don't have a time to search for them right now too. Soft-fails (like
in tcl with nl_langinfo) are almost impossible to detect excepting
specific situation happens or source code inspection. Do we ever need
them when there is no harm to keep 8859-1 locales?


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