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Re: BUG(?): clients fails if locale is not available

From: Marcus Rueckert <darix_at_web.de>
Date: 2005-06-10 09:35:43 CEST

On 2005-06-09 18:01:25 -0600, Wesley J. Landaker wrote:
> I'm a Debian developer who is helping out with the subversion packages. This
> bug was reported some time ago, but I'm not sure if it's really a bug
> (maybe this is the intended behavior).
> On Tue, 7 Dec 2004, Bastian Blank <waldi@debian.org> wrote:
> > The subversion clients fails if the locale is not available.
> >
> > | $ LANG=ofb svn -h
> > | svn: error: cannot set LC_ALL locale
> > | svn: error: environment variable LANG is ofb
> > | svn: error: please check that your locale name is correct
> It seems feasible to expect that if the locale was set incorrectly or
> unavailable that subversion would fall back to the equivalent LANG=C or
> something

i dont think svn should be this lazy here. An incorrectly set locale
would lead to "Cannot recode string" later during the charset conversion
of filenames from/to utf8.

so setting up a correct locale should be really enforced.


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