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Re: [PATCH 0/2] Avoiding incompatible locale data in LOCPATH

From: Mark H Weaver
Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/2] Avoiding incompatible locale data in LOCPATH
Date: Sun, 04 Oct 2015 13:04:38 -0400
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address@hidden (Ludovic Courtès) writes:

> After a lot more thought, I changed my mind.
> I realized that with the patch at
> <>, it’s OK to
> have, say,
> LOCPATH=$HOME/.guix-profile/lib/locale/2.22:$HOME/.guix-profile/lib/locale/2.23
> That way, programs will pick locale data that is compatible; so a 2.23
> program might pick most of its locale data from the /2.22 directory (if
> they are compatible), and some of them from /2.23 (if the format has
> changed.)

I'm a bit uncomfortable with this.  A few questions:

* Will your glibc patch reliably ensure that no functionality is lost
  because of picking up the wrong version of locales?

* Do we have a mechanism for automatically setting LOCPATH (or
  GUIX_LOCPATH) to include all of the available locale versioned


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