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Date:	Thu, 07 Jan 2010 16:43:55 -0800
From:	"H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@...or.com>
To:	Simon Horman <horms@...ge.net.au>
CC:	Masami Hiramatsu <mhiramat@...hat.com>,
	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, linux-kbuild@...r.kernel.org,
	Michal Marek <mmarek@...s.cz>,
	Roland Dreier <rdreier@...co.com>,
	Sam Ravnborg <sam@...nborg.org>
Subject: Re: [patch] Makefile: Unexport LANG

On 01/07/2010 04:41 PM, Simon Horman wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 26, 2009 at 10:20:07PM +1100, Simon Horman wrote:
>> On Fri, Dec 25, 2009 at 09:14:40PM -0800, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
>>> On 12/25/2009 08:30 PM, Masami Hiramatsu wrote:
>>>>>  
>>>>>  # Avoid funny character set dependencies
>>>>> +unexport LANG
>>>>>  unexport LC_ALL
>>>>>  LC_CTYPE=C
>>>>>  LC_COLLATE=C
>>>>
>>>
>>> At this point, it seems to me that we should just LC_ALL=C and be done
>>> with it (see other thread.)
>>
>> Sure, that would also work for the case that I'm seeing.
>>
>> I tested the following:
>>
>> # Avoid funny character set dependencies
>> LC_ALL=C
>> export LC_ALL
>>
>> Though personally I would advocate tweaking the locale as needed closer
>> to awk scripts and the like, rather than the high-level general change that
>> was made. Fall-out from a high-level change seems inevitable to me.
> 
> This seems to still be broken. Can we decide on a solution?
> 

I think it's up to Michal to pick the preferred solution.

It has been pointed out that one option might also to be to *not*
override LC_CTYPE, and only override LC_COLLATE.

	-hpa


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