[nSLUG] Slackware, Emacs & LC_ALL (Was: linux home or workplace...)
mspencer at tallships.ca
Fri Sep 26 02:34:56 ADT 2008
> [Slackware 12.1...] /etc/csh.login contains the line:
> setenv LC_ALL POSIX
> but the corresponding file for bash, /etc/profile, has no
> corresponding line...[causes a] really annoying problem in Emacs
and "Daniel Morrison" <draker at gmail.com> replied:
> Interesting! You should let the Slackware people know...
I don't know how to do that. I've exchanged email with Patrick but
this seems like a detail for the hackers. Maybe I'll have a look at
alt.os.linux.slackware. Never been there. About time, I guess.
> I found this in slackware-current change log:
> Mon Sep 15 20:35:43 CDT 2008
> a/etc-12.2-noarch-1.tgz: Do not set LC_ALL POSIX in
> /etc/csh.login. Not only is this the wrong setting, it isn't even
> in the proper file. :-/ Thanks to Jim Diamond.
Huh. So what *are* the "proper" file and the right setting? I'm not
up to speed on i18n and the locale stuff because ASCII covers nearly
everything I ever do and date formats (until this little item) didn't
much matter to me.
> If you find out more, let us know...
Yeah, will do. Mutter...mumble... :-)
Michael Spencer Nova Scotia, Canada .~.
mspencer at tallships.ca /( )\
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