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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Makefile: do not override LC_CTYPE
On 01/08/2010 04:16 AM, Michal Marek wrote:
> Setting LC_CTYPE=C breaks localized messages in some setups. With only
> LC_COLLATE=C and LC_NUMERIC=C, we get almost all we need, except for not
> so defined character classes and tolower()/toupper(). The former is not
> a big issue, because we can assume that e.g. [:alpha:] will always
> include a-zA-Z and we only ever process ASCII input. The latter seems
> only affect arch/sh/tools/gen-mach-types, which we can handle separately.
> So after this patch the meaning of ranges like [a-z], the behavior of
> sort and join, etc. should be the same everywhere and at the same time
> gcc should be able to print localized waring and error messages.
> LC_NUMERIC=C might not be necessary, but setting it doesn't hurt.
> Reported-by: Simon Horman <>
> Reported-by: Sergei Trofimovich <>
> Signed-off-by: Michal Marek <>

For what it's worth:

Acked-by: H. Peter Anvin <>


H. Peter Anvin, Intel Open Source Technology Center
I work for Intel. I don't speak on their behalf.

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