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Date: Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:58:20 -0400
From: Rich Felker <>
Subject: Re: Status towards next release (1.1.4)

On Sat, Jul 12, 2014 at 11:41:43AM -0300, Matias A. Fonzo wrote:
> Hello,
> El Sab, 12 de Julio de 2014, 2:10 am, Rich Felker escribió:
> > [..]
> >
> > - The Big Bikeshed: where to find locale files? These will be somewhat
> > musl-specific (to the extent that no other implementation uses the design I
> > have in mind, though it would be easy for others to use it), so there's no
> > existing practice to simply adopt. The files are not machine-specific
> > (we'll support either endianness .mo file) so
> > /usr/share (or other prefix variants) is the natural base location.
> Exist:
> /usr/lib/locale (glibc)
> /usr/share/locale - /usr/local/share/locale (most programs)
> /usr/share/X11/locale (X11 programs)
> /usr/share/nls (Message catalogs for Native language support)
> The default for musl can be /usr/local/share/musl/locale

The location definitely shouldn't be something under /usr/local unless
it's just based on the prefix. That would only make sense for installs
in /usr/local/musl as a non-default libc for use with the wrapper, but
not for musl-based systems or deployment in various mixed


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