Bug 16146 - Textutil 2.0e and lack of LC_ALL set.
Textutil 2.0e and lack of LC_ALL set.
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
7.0
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
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Reported: 2000-08-14 01:38 EDT by Ben Lindstrom
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:15 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-08-14 10:08:19 EDT
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Description Ben Lindstrom 2000-08-14 01:38:24 EDT
A file containing:
Z
a
A
z
_

sorts in correctly the results are "_,a,z,A,Z" instead of "A,Z,_,a,z".

According to the change log for it.  They require "LC_ALL" to be set 
to "POSIX" before the correct sorting behavior is seen.  A simple changes 
to /etc/profile will work for all tty based processes.  However a 
different solution needs to be present for Crontab to work.

My suggestion?  Fix "textutils" to *DEFAULT* to POSIX, and let LC_ALL 
override it.  Update the info/man to state this change.
Comment 1 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2000-08-14 10:08:17 EDT
Guess we should set LC_ALL somewhere in initscripts - hacking textutils for
different defaults would cause confusion and breakages for scripts written to
run on different distributions/OSes.
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2000-08-14 10:53:42 EDT
No. We used to set LC_ALL, and it broke other things.
Comment 3 Ben Lindstrom 2000-08-14 11:02:40 EDT
As stated before.  This should be considered a "textutils" bug.  LC_ALL should 
not need to be set anywhere in initscript since it's the incorrect thing to do.



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