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bug#27244: Should not $GUIX_LOCPATH belong to ‘glibc-locales’ rather tha
bug#27244: Should not $GUIX_LOCPATH belong to ‘glibc-locales’ rather than ‘glibc’?
Mon, 05 Jun 2017 22:39:23 +0200
Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.2 (gnu/linux)
Dmitry Alexandrov <address@hidden> skribis:
> As of now  a search path ‘GUIX_LOCPATH’ is exported when ‘glibc’
> package, which does not comprise any locales, is installed. I guess,
> it should belong to ‘glibc-locales’ and ‘glibc-utf8-locales’ instead.
The idea of search path specifications like ‘GUIX_LOCPATH’ is that the
package that honors them defines them.
For example, Python defines ‘PYTHONPATH’, Guile defines
‘GUILE_LOAD_PATH’, and so on.
In this case, ‘GUIX_LOCPATH’ is honored by glibc, so glibc defines it.
If instead ‘glibc-utf8-locales’ defined it, then you’d immediately get
the recommendation about setting ‘GUIX_LOCPATH’, which I guess is what
you’d like to see. However, every locale-providing package would need
to define it, which is not great.
On a related note, see this issue about indirect search path
Does it make sense?
Thanks for your message,