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Re: [PATCH v12 0/6][BZ 10871] Month names in alternative grammatical case

On 1/20/18 12:41 AM, Carlos O'Donell wrote:
On 01/14/2018 07:03 AM, Rafal Luzynski wrote:
A workaround for the problem would be to deliver the old locale data
and put their directory name in the LOCPATH environment variable.

A similar problem has been reported as a bug 19084 [2] and the answer
was that it cannot be fixed for statically linked binaries.

OK, I have finished reviewing these patches again and testing some builds.

I agree that today we cannot support statically linked applications using new data.

Florian Weimer fairly clearly stated that he didn't object to this.

v12 + Rical's suggestions are good.

Please commit v12 :-)

I am running into an interesting problem due to one of commits in this series

In OpenEmbedded SDKs a glibc for SDK host is built along for some of the native SDK to run uniformly across mutliple distributions. This glibc is
built with
complocaledir=/usr/lib/locale in configparms

so that it can use the locales from the SDK host and we dont have to ship 100+ Mb of localedata. So this optimization have worked well so far and we were able to run all SDKs on distros running glibc localedata as old as 2.15
however, after this commit this is no longer working a simple program


#include <locale.h>
#include <stdio.h>
#include <time.h>

int main () {

   printf("Locale is: %s\n", setlocale(LC_ALL, "en_US.UTF-8"));


compiled like

gcc a.c -Wl,-rpath,/tmp/glibc -g3 -O0 && LD_PRELOAD=/tmp/glibc/lib/ ./a.out

will show that its not able to read /usr/lib/locale/locale-archive from system

I know we can build full locale set and ship it along, but it increases SDK size so I want to know if we were just lucky thus far and it was
not supposed to work with old locale data.

What is recommended way forward ?

Thank you

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