Bug#509582: still puszed how a non maintainer handled the criticity while not responding to problem

Eric Valette eric.valette at free.fr
Tue Dec 23 20:07:36 UTC 2008

Josselin Mouette wrote:

> Which unrelated software does it break?

Using the same kind of argument because a program use libc and libc is
broken (e.g bad code in a specific function), is is not a critical bug
because all program are supposed to use libc?

> Fine. And if your system doesn’t work correctly because of your poor
> locale choice, that’s not my problem.

That is debian installer bad local choice. Before saying things like
that please take the last rc2  installer and choose a french keyboard
and currency. You then get a system wide default locale without UTF8.
namely fr_FR at euro.

Plus, unless I missed something, you are wrong I send example with
LANG=fr_FR at UTF8 set and the bug still happens. See message #29.

>>>       * doesn’t affect at all the rest of the system
>> Yes it does it break thunderbird and mozilla! I'm not even sure you
>> tried to reproduce it with the correct package versions...
> They are very related.

Any gnome software is then very related! see comment on libc.


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