Language packs with new locales ahead
martin.pitt at ubuntu.com
Thu Dec 1 13:45:47 GMT 2005
Yesterday, Jeff Bailey and I did the final changes for the new locale
handling in Ubuntu. See the spec  for details, these are the
* The language packs themselves now ship the locales, not the
'locales' package any more. This will allow easier locale updates
and Rosetta integration.
* We now use the locale definitions from Belocs, which supports many
additional locales with lots of enhancements.
* locales is now built from a separate source package, not from glibc
* /etc/locale.gen has been dropped and replaced by
/var/lib/locales/supported.d, which is automatically handled by the
language packs. /usr/sbin/locale-gen has been adapted accordingly.
If your package relies on that conffile, please change it to use
/var/lib/locales/supported.d/*. One such case is the language
selector, I already spoke with Michael about fixing it.
The new locales package is still in NEW, as soon as it gets into the
archive, the new langpacks will become installable, and the spec will
Please report any regressions and failures to me. One known regression
is the dropping of the translations from Rosetta. Rosetta's export is
currently not working, so I could just use the buildd data.
Martin Pitt http://www.piware.de
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