A question about locale files

Przemek Klosowski przemek.klosowski at nist.gov
Mon Apr 26 16:05:55 UTC 2010

Am 26.04.2010 17:46, schrieb Robin 'cheese' Lee:

>> It installs following locale files:
>> /usr/share/locale/ru_RU.CP1251/LC_MESSAGES/gentoo.mo
>> ...
>> There are some issues here:
>> 1. Directories like /usr/share/locale/ru_RU.* are not provided by any
>> package. This conflicts with guidelines.
>> 2. /usr/share/locale/ru_RU.utf8 and /usr/share/locale/ru_RU.UTF-8/ are
>> obvious duplicates.
>> 3. /usr/share/locale/ru_RU.UTF-8/ should be identical with
>> /usr/share/locale/ru/, /usr/share/locale/ja_JP.UTF-8/ should be
>> identical with /usr/share/locale/ja/ .
>> Which is the proper way to solve these issues?

and  Felix Kaechele responded :

 >  http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging/Guidelines#Handling_Locale_Files
 > will definitely help you.

I think the guidelines Felix mentioned will simply
locate the locale files and make sure they end up on
the %files list, so the package will be complete, but
they do not address the issue of whether the location is
compatible with the Fedora standard layout guidelines.

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