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

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/2] Avoiding incompatible locale data in LOCPATH
Date: Sun, 04 Oct 2015 00:20:26 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.5 (gnu/linux)

After a lot more thought, I changed my mind.

I realized that with the patch at
<>, it’s OK to
have, say,


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

We still need ‘GUIX_LOCPATH’ to avoid the assertion failure with older
libcs, only without the complicated semantics discussed yesterday.

The result is in ‘core-updates’:

  b6ac545 * gnu: commencement: Remove the tricky locale compatibility handling.
  f2d7bbb * gnu: glibc: Look for locale data in versioned sub-directories.
  fbb909a * gnu: glibc: Honor 'GUIX_LOCPATH'.


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