Bug 73669 - date format in 'ls -l' is broken in Japanese locale
date format in 'ls -l' is broken in Japanese locale
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: fileutils (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Tim Waugh
Mike McLean
: 73671 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2002-09-08 07:51 EDT by Nakai
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:46 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-10-22 10:00:15 EDT
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current wrong date format ( hand-writing shows how it should be) (13.60 KB, image/png)
2002-10-09 05:50 EDT, Nakai
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Description Nakai 2002-09-08 07:51:15 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.0.1) Gecko/20020830

Description of problem:
Japanese date format needs to add 'NICHI'(one kanji char)
to %e but 'ls -l' do not recognize it.

ja.po includes this translation but it ignores.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. 'ls -l' in Japanese locale
2. Feel bad with broken Japanese date format

Actual Results:  broken Japanese date format

Expected Results:  correct Japanese date format

Additional info:

ls command refers fileutils.mo file in LC_TIME directory,
not LC_MESSAGE that is specified by default.
There are 2 ways to fix this.

1) Apply this patch.
--- fileutils-4.1.9/src/ls.c.orig       2002-09-08 20:34:04.000000000 +0900
+++ fileutils-4.1.9/src/ls.c    2002-09-08 20:37:40.000000000 +0900
@@ -1678,8 +1678,7 @@
                unsigned int i;
                for (i = 0; i < 2; i++)
-                 long_time_format[i] =
-                   dcgettext (NULL, long_time_format[i], LC_TIME);
+                 long_time_format[i] = _(long_time_format[i]);

2) Or, link the .mo file.

mkdir -p /usr/share/locale/ja/LC_TIME
ln -sf /usr/share/locale/ja/LC_MESSAGE/fileutils.mo \
Comment 1 Nakai 2002-09-08 08:08:44 EDT

LC_TIME=de_DE ls -l

should behave as German (for example) and show
German style date format. So Above first way to
apply patch can never be a correct choice.
Comment 2 Tim Waugh 2002-10-07 09:20:04 EDT
Please rephrase the 'steps to reproduce' with a specific locale to test.  For 
example, should I be looking at the output of 'LC_TYPE=ja_JP ls -l' or 
something else? 
Also relevant: does 'date' show the right format, in the locale you are using?
Comment 3 Nakai 2002-10-09 05:48:36 EDT
LANG=ja_JP.eucJP kterm


LANG=ja_JP.eucJP ls -l

inside the kterm.

'date' format bug is same but another bug, filed in
Comment 4 Nakai 2002-10-09 05:50:18 EDT
Created attachment 79584 [details]
current wrong date format ( hand-writing shows how it should be)
Comment 5 Tim Waugh 2002-10-22 10:00:08 EDT
Fixed package is fileutils-4.1.9-12.
Comment 6 Tim Waugh 2002-12-11 13:45:09 EST
*** Bug 73671 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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