please set default locale to C.UTF-8

Bug #1552791 reported by Dimitri John Ledkov on 2016-03-03
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Colin Watson

Bug Description

All our systems default to a UTF-8 locale.

recent grep exposes more unicode stricness (bug /1547466) and thus we really need UTF-8 locale by default during builds (we see a lot of FTBFS).

A lot of packages started to build-depend on langpacks, and/or otherwise resorting to expose unicode locale by default.

this is a long standing request, and this should be done for xenial and up.

Please see this as an explicit request.

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Changed in launchpad-buildd:
status: New → Confirmed
Martin Pitt (pitti) on 2016-03-03
description: updated
Colin Watson (cjwatson) on 2016-03-03
Changed in launchpad-buildd:
assignee: nobody → Colin Watson (cjwatson)
importance: Undecided → High
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

launchpad-buildd (138) trusty; urgency=medium

  [ Colin Watson ]
  * slave-prep: Output current versions of git-build-recipe, git, and
  * Always raise exception instances rather than using the two-argument form
    of raise.
  * buildsnap: Run just "snapcraft" rather than "snapcraft all"; works with
    snapcraft << 2.0 and >= 2.3.
  * sbuild-package: Default LANG/LC_ALL to C.UTF-8 (LP: #1552791).

  [ Kit Randel ]
  * Add http/s proxy support for snap builds.
  * Refactor buildsnap into distinct repo, pull, build and proxy token
    revocation phases.

 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden> Thu, 03 Mar 2016 15:44:12 -0300

Changed in launchpad-buildd:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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