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Re: Locale Issue in Subversion checkout with svn:keywords

From: BRAGA, Bruno <bruno.braga_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 8 Jul 2011 12:18:04 +0900

On Thu, Jul 7, 2011 at 11:26 PM, Konstantin Kolinko

> 2011/7/7 BRAGA, Bruno <bruno.braga_at_gmail.com>:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I would like to ask about the locale handling in Subversion. I apologize
> if
> > this has been discussed here before, but I did not find any relevant
> > references that address the same issue.
> >
> > Basically, we are having issues with our software deployment procedures
> > because the checkout also fills the props svn:keywords of all files
> > according to local locale (defined at LC_MESSAGES, I believe). We have a
> > large multi-language environment, and we have to deal with logs in
> languages
> > such as Japanese, and worse, remote operations using SSH sessions may
> > transport the local locate of the workstations, messing up everything.
> >
> > So, I was wondering if there is any way to set the locale of the SVN
> client
> > in a server, to ensure it will always checkout using a certain locale (of
> > course, English). Doing so in Japanese or Chinese, for instance, messes
> up
> > with the compilation of files, if you have enforced locale tags en every
> > file. One good example if the $Date $ keyword, which gives the date in
> > Unicode chars for Japanese.
> 1) Do not use $Date$. It is not for you. It 1) uses local timezone, 2)
> uses utf-8 regardless of the actual file encoding. Forcing a locale
> would not solve 1).

Yes, we are curently using something like:
$ export LC_MESSAGES='en_US.UTF-8' && svn co ...

> 2) Do not use $Id, if you have non-english characters in committer
> login names or in file name (because of utf-8, see above)

Hum... I did not know that we were not supposed to use this... At lest it is
good to know that this is the solution.

> Any other keyword is causing trouble?

We did not have problems with the $Id, only with the $Date. But I will
follow your suggestion, and remove both.

However, it kind of kills the merit of using svn:keywords, at least for us.

Thanks anyway for your help.



> >
> > If it is not available, I would like to suggest maybe adding this to the
> > subversion/config file.
> >
> Best regards,
> Konstantin Kolinko
Received on 2011-07-08 05:19:21 CEST

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