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Re: [PATCH] Gracefully handle incompatible locale data

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Gracefully handle incompatible locale data
Date: Tue, 13 Oct 2015 16:45:18 +0200
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"Carlos O'Donell" <address@hidden> skribis:

> On 09/29/2015 04:08 AM, Ludovic Courtès wrote:
>> "Carlos O'Donell" <address@hidden> skribis:


>> Apart from that, ‘localedef --list-archive’ simply opens the locale
>> archive (typically /usr/lib/locale/locale-archive, regardless of the
>> ‘LOCPATH’ environment variable value), so its behavior is unchanged.
>> Am I overlooking something?
> If the locale-archive is upgraded to the new format with LC_COLLATE changed
> what happens when you run localedef --list-archive? Does it list zero locales
> and exit with an exit code of zero?

The patch does not change archive loading; it changes locale data
loading, which is unrelated (loadlocale.c vs. loadarchive.c.)

> - What does localedef --list-archive return?
>   - The new LC_COLLATE format will make it's way into the binary locale 
> archive
>     and that means glibc can't read the locale-archive? Does it fail? exit 
> code?

The patch does not change how locale archives are handled.

I think we’re confusing locale archive and locale data; or am I simply
missing something?  :-)


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