Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 117025
RPM config shouldn't set LANG=C
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:00 EST
I don't think setting LANG=C is a good idea; in particular,
the C locale has a CTYPE that only allows ASCII characters,
so text utilities can't process internationlized text in
the C locale.
- Scripts may be broken; e.g., use [A-Z] to match
only ASCII characters
I don't think this will actually be a big problem because
packages presumably get build occasionally without
redhat-rpm-config, but it probably is best to do it not
at a critical time in a release cycle.
It was proposed that a downside was that only certain
translations would get installed, but that is LINGUAS,
not LANG. LANG has no effect on installed translations.
This change sounds fine, but just needs to be checked for side effects
- perhaps by doing a mass rebuild in an environment that includes the
redhat-rpm-config, and then checking the file lists of the resulting
If the NEEDINFO means you are waiting for me to do such
a test, you might as well close the bug now, there is no chance
I'll have the time to do that.