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[bug#34480] [PATCH 0/2] Ensure Guix always has 'glibc-utf8-locales'

From: Ricardo Wurmus
Subject: [bug#34480] [PATCH 0/2] Ensure Guix always has 'glibc-utf8-locales'
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:30:40 +0100
User-agent: mu4e 1.0; emacs 26.1

Leo Famulari <address@hidden> writes:

> On Thu, Feb 14, 2019 at 11:17:15PM +0100, Ludovic Courtès wrote:
>> Hello Guix,
>> After hearing about so many bad first impressions due to missing locales,
>> I decided to bite the bullet.  I still don’t consider the approach
>> really satisfying, in particular due to the arbitrary locale selection
>> in ‘glibc-utf8-locales’, but the benefits are worth it IMO (I feel like
>> I’ve been too obtuse on this topic, and I’m sorry about that!).
> Okay, I think it's the right thing to do. We are constantly having to
> explain the locales warning on IRC.

This ensures that Guix itself works without these warnings.  It doesn’t
have an effect on installed applications, though, does it?  (That’s fine.)

>> The closure size of the ‘guix’ package increases like this:
>> --8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
>> $ guix size guix | tail -1
>> total: 354.2 MiB
>> $ guix size guix glibc-utf8-locales | tail -1
>> total: 368.0 MiB
>> --8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---
>> That’s a 4% increase, not that bad.
> It's worth it.

I agree.

Thank you, Ludo, for reconsidering and implementing this!


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