[Dnsmasq-discuss] Announce: dnsmasq-2.51rc1

Matthias Andree matthias.andree at gmx.de
Fri Oct 2 13:35:27 BST 2009

Dear Simon, list subscribers,

Am 02.10.2009, 14:19 Uhr, schrieb Simon Kelley <simon at thekelleys.org.uk>:

> I had assumed that the system locale would be set by and inherited from  
> init, but looking more closely, that's not true. On Debian (and Ubuntu)  
> the system default locale is stored in /etc/default/locale, and the  
> startup scripts for daemons which care about this have to source that  
> file and export LANG. I've fixed dnsmasq's Debian init script to do  
> this, and that will feed through to Ubuntu too. Other packagers need to  
> take this into account. I'll add to the documentation.

Thank you.

I wonder - also from experiences drawn from my own projects such as  
fetchmail - how much of documentation, and for which target group in  
respect, is required.
It appears to me that decent projects will benefit from a documentation  
that addresses end users as well as packagers.

One more train of thought (a bit dialectic), if you read a system-wide  
locale configuration, that may still not match a user-specific locale  
setting; however this would likely be a less common configuration for  
dnsmasq. Also, given that many distributions are converging on UTF-8  
encodings, at least the character representation will be the same, so that  
documentation would likely suffice for dnsmasq.

> /bld is a place to keep build infrastructure, rather than cluttering up  
> the root directory.



Matthias Andree

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