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bug#17943: parted-3.1.90 alpha make check fails t0251-gpt-unicode on Deb

From: Mark H Weaver
Subject: bug#17943: parted-3.1.90 alpha make check fails t0251-gpt-unicode on Debian 7
Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:20:31 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3 (gnu/linux)

Mark H Weaver <address@hidden> writes:

> Phillip Susi <address@hidden> writes:
>> On 8/3/2014 6:53 PM, Mark H Weaver wrote:
>>> parted-3.2 fails the same test when built on GNU Guix because the 
>>> "C.UTF-8" locale is not available (see below).  Changing 
>>> t0251-gpt-unicode.sh to use "en_US.UTF-8" fixes the problem.
>> What?  It should not be possible to not have the C locale; it is the
>> native, untranslated locale and is the fallback locale used whenever
>> the chosen locale is missing or incomplete.
> Upstream GNU libc includes a "C" locale which is limited to ASCII.
> However, it does not include a "C.UTF-8" locale.  See this discussion:
>   https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=902094
> GNU Guix uses upstream GNU libc, so it doesn't have "C.UTF-8" either.

More details: Debian added "C.UTF-8" to their glibc package starting
with 2.13-1, and that was picked up by Ubuntu.  However, it is not in
upstream glibc, and it appears that many other popular distros including
Fedora and Arch don't have "C.UTF-8" either.



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