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authorGravatar Yann E. MORIN <yann.morin.1998@free.fr>2018-03-04 11:29:04 +0100
committerGravatar Peter Korsgaard <peter@korsgaard.com>2018-03-04 11:59:03 +0100
commitc2a9358b6e7d1432856b05bddcab66723f9ea847 (patch)
tree0a49cdb89569e3ee16c003747b80b5bc42535b40 /Makefile
parent9f8c7766e43d3a4e655d8073450e5e60abcdddd7 (diff)
core: find a host UTF-8 locale
Some packages really want to use an UTF-8 locale, or they break. However, there is no guarantee that any given locale is available on a system. For example,, while most mainstream distros (Debian and derivatives, Fedora...) do have the generic, language-agnostic C.UTF-8 locale, Gentoo does not provide it. So, find the first UTF-8 locale available on the system, and take any that is available. We however do favour using the user-set current locale, then using the language-agnostic C.UTF-8, and eventually any random UTF-8 locale. Note: we only need to enforce LC_ALL, because setting it implies everything else: http://pubs.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/9699919799/basedefs/V1_chap08.html#tag_08_02 """ 1. If the LC_ALL environment variable is defined and is not null, the value of LC_ALL shall be used. """ [Peter: use same regexp as in dependencies.sh] Signed-off-by: "Yann E. MORIN" <yann.morin.1998@free.fr> Signed-off-by: Peter Korsgaard <peter@korsgaard.com>
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diff --git a/Makefile b/Makefile
index 5fe3a34c47..49c03b7008 100644
--- a/Makefile
+++ b/Makefile
@@ -363,6 +363,22 @@ ifneq ($(firstword $(HOSTCC_VERSION)),4)
+# First, we try to use the user's configured locale (as that's the
+# language they'd expect messages to be displayed), then we favour
+# a non language-specific locale like C.UTF-8 if one is available,
+# so we sort with the C locale to get it at the top.
+# This is guaranteed to not be empty, because of the check in
+# support/dependencies/dependencies.sh
+HOST_UTF8_LOCALE := $(shell \
+ ( echo $${LC_ALL:-$${LC_MESSAGES:-$${LANG}}}; \
+ locale -a 2>/dev/null | LC_ALL=C sort \
+ ) \
+ | grep -i -E 'utf-?8$$' \
+ | head -n 1)
# Make sure pkg-config doesn't look outside the buildroot tree