[Slackbuilds-users] SBo scripts and LC_COLLATE

Robby Workman rworkman at slackbuilds.org
Sun Oct 4 22:31:00 UTC 2009

On Tue, 29 Sep 2009 10:46:14 +0200
Mauro Giachero <mauro.giachero at gmail.com> wrote:

> A user recently reported a problem when building commoncpp2 which
> resulted to be caused by
> export LC_COLLATE=fr_FR
> in /etc/profile.d/lang.sh (probably associated with an expression
> like "cp [A-LN-Z]* foo/" in the script).

Interesting; probably the best thing to do is "don't do that"
in the build scripts (i.e. hardcode the names of the doc files).
I've tried to fix those as I come across them, but perhaps I
forget sometimes...

> Are SBo scripts supposed to survive to custom LC_COLLATE settings, or
> this falls into the "you have been warned" bin since there's a very
> explicit comment in lang.sh warning about script breakage with
> non-default settings?

I don't think we really have a policy on that, and since it's a
"once in a blue moon" type of occurrence, probably we don't need
one.  That being said, I suspect it would fall under the "you've
been warned" category, which doesn't imply that we shouldn't fix
it if possible.

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