FTBFS of bzr-svn in ~bzr PPA (lucid,maverick)

Max Bowsher _ at maxb.eu
Tue Mar 13 00:05:41 UTC 2012

On 11/03/12 18:43, Jelmer Vernooij wrote:
> On 03/11/2012 07:32 PM, Max Bowsher wrote:
>> On 11/03/12 15:00, Jelmer Vernooij wrote:
>>> On 03/11/2012 03:43 PM, Max Bowsher wrote:
>>>> On 11/03/12 14:37, Jelmer Vernooij wrote:
>>>>> There are some remaining issues related to the unicode filename
>>>>> handling
>>>>> in 2.5. In the bzr-svn Debian package, I'm running the testsuite with
>>>>> LC_ALL=C.UTF-8 (and "locales" installed) to work around this kind of
>>>>> failure.

>>>> *Aha*. I would not be surprised in the least if it turned out there was
>>>> some change in libc across the maverick/natty boundary and C.UTF-8
>>>> doesn't work before it.  I will investigate that...

>>> This is all in libsvn (also where the exception is being raised from). I
>>> suspect the culprit is more likely to be in there somewhere.

>> No, we're definitely in libc/locales land here:
[demonstration snipped]

> I think C.UTF-8 is fairly new, the discussion around adding it in Debian
> was from somewhere last year I think. You might have to fall back to
> en_US.UTF-8 instead.

This is now resolved, by using the same trick of building a suitable
locale (with localedef) on the fly before running the tests, as I used a
while ago in bzr-xmloutput's packaging.


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