Bug 191581 - Lots of /usr/share/locale/* are not owned by a package
Lots of /usr/share/locale/* are not owned by a package
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: filesystem (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
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Blocks: FC6Target
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Reported: 2006-05-13 05:05 EDT by Robert Scheck
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:59 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: 2.4.0-1
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Last Closed: 2006-10-14 05:44:26 EDT
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Description Robert Scheck 2006-05-13 05:05:19 EDT
Description of problem:
When I'm doing the following on my system,

$ rpm -qf /usr/share/locale/* | grep -c "is not owned"
90
$
$ rpm -qf /usr/share/locale/* | grep -v -c "is not owned"
49
$

then I'll come to the result, that about 90 directories in /usr/share/locale/* 
are not owned, but only 49 are owned by glibc-common and man. IMHO that's wrong 
and also not clean packaged.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
fedora-release-5.89-rawhide

How reproducible:
See above.

Actual results:
Lots of unowned directories and subdirectories in /usr/share/locale

Expected results:
All directories and subdirectories owned by a package.

Additional info:
The mess comes normally up, when there is no man page or glibc translation 
available for the corresponding language. Let me take the following:
  /usr/share/locale/dz/LC_MESSAGES/glib20.mo

What the hell is owned here by a package except /usr/share/locale and the file 
itself? Nothing...

I filed this bug against distribution, because I don't know which package could 
be suitable.
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2006-06-23 08:51:28 EDT
Hint: Try a i18n-filesystem package that contains the /usr/share/locale directory skeleton with %lang as 
appropriate.
Comment 2 Robert Scheck 2006-06-26 08:18:10 EDT
I opened up bug #196669, which proposes a filesystem-i18n package for Fedora 
Core. Alternatively, the filesystem-i18n package could be merged into the 
existing filesystem package, if there are no contras for doing this.
Comment 3 Rex Dieter 2006-06-29 14:42:00 EDT
IMO, these bits ought to be in the filesystem package.
Comment 4 Robert Scheck 2006-06-29 14:53:46 EDT
Fix it where ever you want, but fix it please :)

BTW, more locales are listed at: http://www.debian.org/international/l10n/po/ 
and in /usr/share/gettext/intl/config.charset there are also locales listed but 
guess Fedora/Red Hat will have to maintain the locales list manually anyway.
Comment 5 Robert Scheck 2006-10-14 05:44:26 EDT
This bug report got fixed by resolving bug #196669. Finally, a bit is missing 
which is tracked down in bug #210749. Closing here...

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