[Nagiosplug-devel] [ nagiosplug-Patches-2802895 ] Enforce C locale usage for parsing text output

Jan Wagner waja at cyconet.org
Tue Jun 16 15:52:29 CEST 2009


On Monday 15 June 2009 12:37:36 SourceForge.net wrote:
> Many plugins rely on parsing text output. But the formatting of this output
> varies according to the current system locale, making it quite fragile. It
> was already reported for instance in
> https://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=1433114&group_id=
> The attached patch, contributed former mandriva package maintainer Oden
> Eriksson,  enforces the use of C locale for all plugins, fixing the issue.
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> >Comment By: Holger Weiß (hweiss)
> Date: 2009-06-15 12:37
> Message:
> This patch would eliminate the locale specific output generated by most
> plugins; that's not an option, sorry. Therefore, we can only accept patches
> which enforce the C locale specifically for the execution of external
> commands (as in #1433114).

wasn't there any discussion about localized output of the plugins? I thought 
there was, but can't find it anymore in my archives.

We have actually one open bug[1] and a closed one[2] caused by localization.

Thanks and with kind regards, Jan.
[1] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=531716
[2] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=509359
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