Switch to using the belocs locale packages

Registered by Matt Zimmerman on 2005-10-19

Getting locale changes into upstream glibc is unnecessarily hard. The glibc maintainer (correctly) requires proof of the correctness of a change before it's included, but the onus of demonstrating that change falls to the glibc package maintainers. The package maintainers are frequently not qualified to provide this proof, and cannot answer upstreams questions to the needed degree of satisfaction. The glibc upstream maintainer also has a well deserved reputation for being difficult to approach with changes.

For this reason, we should switch to the belocs locale packages, which are separate from glibc and more easily maintained.

Blueprint information

Status:
Complete
Approver:
Colin Watson
Priority:
High
Drafter:
Ben Collins
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
Martin Pitt
Definition:
Approved
Series goal:
Accepted for dapper
Implementation:
Implemented
Milestone target:
None
Started by
Matt Zimmerman on 2006-08-16
Completed by
Matt Zimmerman on 2006-08-16

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kamion: Sending back with some concerns inline in the wiki.
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BenC: disposition of belocs-locales-bin clarified in implementation.
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Reviewed by smurf, 4 Nov.
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Approved by mdz, 2005-11-05
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BenC: Implemented by pitt, 2005-12-01

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