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Re: Preparing for the libc/locale upgrade

From: Mark H Weaver
Subject: Re: Preparing for the libc/locale upgrade
Date: Tue, 29 Sep 2015 10:32:08 -0400
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Federico Beffa <address@hidden> writes:

> 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?

I think I know a workaround: leave LOCPATH unset, and make
/run/current-system/locale a symlink to freshly generated locales for
glibc 2.22.  Guix-compiled software is configured to look for locales
there if LOCPATH is unset.


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