Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:36:48 -0400 From: Rich Felker <dalias@...c.org> To: musl@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Locale bikeshed time On Tue, Jul 22, 2014 at 09:17:50PM +0100, Laurent Bercot wrote: > > >So, the first bikeshed decision to be made is what environment > >variable to use for the locale path, and what fallback should be if > >it's not set. Glibc uses $LOCPATH. On the one hand it would be nice to > >use the same var (since apps are already aware of the need to treat it > >specially), but on the other it's undesirable to have them tied > >together (e.g. if you're using musl as a non-root installation and > >can't write to /usr/lib) and to avoid clashing with glibc's files we > >would need to choose a subdirectory under $LOCPATH rather than using > >it directly. All of these aspects make it a lot less attractive. > > Well, my suggestion is going to be ugly, but it's the most flexible > one: have two variables. LOCPATH for compatibility, and something > like MUSL_LOCPATH for admins who fear conflicts. Try $MUSL_LOCPATH > first, then fallback to $LOCPATH if MUSL_LOCPATH is not set, then > fallback to a hard-coded directory. Do you have in mind a usage case this would be beneficial for? Rich
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