Changing the first build to a UTF-8 locale?

Holger Levsen holger at
Mon Aug 30 16:13:38 BST 2021

Hi Adrian,

On Mon, Aug 30, 2021 at 12:16:40PM +0300, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> there are currently several reproducible-only build failures due to
> export LANG="C" in the first build.
> Would it be OK to set LANG to C.UTF-8 or en_US.UTF-8 in the first build 
> instead?
> Building under non-UTF-8 locales feels pretty pointless at this time, 
> and the build failures this causes in reproducible are annoying.
> The second build is already using a UTF-8 locale.
> The Debian buildds are already using C.UTF-8 for years.

this seems sensible to me and I have implemented this change now, thanks 
for suggesting it.

(Should some valid rejection comes up for this idea we can always revert it.)


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