[pacman-dev] Maybe a pacman bug?

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Sat May 12 19:48:30 EDT 2007

On 5/12/07, Giovanni Scafora <linuxmania at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi guys,
> I'd like to report a strange behavior of pacman 3.0.4.
> I have these settings in /etc/rc.conf:
> LOCALE="en_US.utf8"
> HARDWARECLOCK="localtime"
> TIMEZONE="Europe/Rome"
> KEYMAP="it"
> USECOLOR="yes"
> For example, when I run:
> # pacman -Sc
> Do you want to remove old packages from cache? [Y/n]
> Rimozione dei pacchetti vecchi dalla cache in corso... eseguito.
> I got half of the messages in Italian and half in English.
> I guess that this is a bug, because pacman has to check in LOCALE and
> not in LOCALE and KEYMAP.
> If I use the same LOCALE and KEYMAP (example: LOCALE="it_IT.utf8"
> KEYMAP="it" or LOCALE="en_US.utf8 KEYMAP="us") pacman works fine and
> shows me all the exact messages.
> Any suggestions?

This seems really odd. We simply follow the normal gettext
initialization procedure, so that shouldn't be the issue.

To make sure we are on the same page, you can, using certain
keymap/locale settings, get both messages to appear in Italian?


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