Bug 7724 - fileutils uses intrnal strftime and not glibc's one
Summary: fileutils uses intrnal strftime and not glibc's one
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: fileutils
Version: 6.1
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
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Reported: 1999-12-10 10:57 UTC by Kostas Georgiou
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-01-18 13:33:13 UTC

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Description Kostas Georgiou 1999-12-10 10:57:43 UTC
ls in fileutils can't handle LC_TIME because it uses its own strftime
instead of glibc's. Looking at configure it looks like glibc strftime isn't
accepted because it can't handle the %f format (part of POSIX 2 it says)
since from what i've seen the only component in fileutils that needs
strftime is ls and it doesn't use the %f it should be possible to compile
with glibc's strftime.

Not really a big deal but it should be nice to have ls displaying dates
in the users locale.

Comment 1 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2000-01-18 13:33:59 UTC
fileutils in rawhide uses its internal strftime() only on systems that don't
have strftime.

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