On Sun, 2021-03-21 at 13:21 -0400, Remco Rijnders wrote:
> I hope this is the appropiate place to ask this question as I do not see many
> questions of this kind on this list...
> Recently I received a bug report for a package of which I am the listed proxy
> maintainer: https://bugs.gentoo.org/772908
> Having looked into this, it seems the packages Makefile allows for tests to be
> run which feeds a set of input to the 'remind' executable and compares the
> resulting output against an included textfile. For the test to run 
> successfully,
> the Makefile assumes the locale en_US.utf-8 to be available. On the build
> environment by agostino's tinderbox, this locale is not available and thus the
> test fails and hence the bug report. While I know the impact of this bug is 
> very
> minor, I'd still like to fix it, but am unsure on how to best do this.
> Can I somehow enforce the locale to be used in the ebuild? I've tried running
> the test with the default C locale and the test also fails with this setting. 
> Or
> should I ask upstream to provide test files for a C locale setting? Or should 
> I
> skip these tests completely, or mark the bug as WONTFIX? What would you advice
> as the best approach for dealing with this?

Try forcing C.UTF-8

Best regards,
Michał Górny

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