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Preparing for the libc/locale upgrade

From: Federico Beffa
Subject: Preparing for the libc/locale upgrade
Date: Mon, 28 Sep 2015 11:17:46 +0200

address@hidden (Ludovic Courtès) writes:


> Consequences for Guix on foreign distros:
>   • If the host distro provides binaries that use libc < 2.22 and you
>     use a mixture of Guix-provided and distro-provided programs, this is
>     pretty bad.
>     Solution: unset LOCPATH and say goodbye to locales for Guix-provided
>     packages (setting LOCPATH=$HOME/.guix-profile/lib/locale would break
>     all the distro-provided programs), or use exclusively Guix-provided
>     programs, or use the “C” locale.

Does this means that Guix on other distributions is no longer of
interest to the Guix project and it is essentially unsupported?

Or is this a transitory situation and an acceptable solution is being
worked on?


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