On Sat, May 28, 2016 at 07:08:40AM -0700, Scarlett Clark wrote:
> I am having some issues with locales. And rejections from all over.

[...]

> Setting export LC_ALL=C.UTF-8 in debian/rules works but rejected as
> "hackish" so after further investigation...
> 
> Yes, it is kconfig_compiler
> 
> And adjusting the code there to encode utf-8 worked and made the build
> reproducible. However,
> I now have upstream questioning why is locale not set in one of the
> builders? I need a good explanation and if possible the settings of these
> builders?

Because builds are not only performed by builders.
Everyone should be able to build packages, and also reproducibly.
But you can't force people to use one specific locale, because they want
to see messages in their own locale/language.
So build tools should produce the same artefacts no matter which
language the current user speaks.

Kind regards,
  Reiner

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