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Bug 191581 - Lots of /usr/share/locale/* are not owned by a package
Summary: Lots of /usr/share/locale/* are not owned by a package
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: filesystem
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bill Nottingham
QA Contact: Bill Nottingham
Depends On:
Blocks: FC6Target
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2006-05-13 09:05 UTC by Robert Scheck
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:59 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version: 2.4.0-1
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2006-10-14 09:44:26 UTC

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Description Robert Scheck 2006-05-13 09:05:19 UTC
Description of problem:
When I'm doing the following on my system,

$ rpm -qf /usr/share/locale/* | grep -c "is not owned"
$ rpm -qf /usr/share/locale/* | grep -v -c "is not owned"

then I'll come to the result, that about 90 directories in /usr/share/locale/* 
are not owned, but only 49 are owned by glibc-common and man. IMHO that's wrong 
and also not clean packaged.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
See above.

Actual results:
Lots of unowned directories and subdirectories in /usr/share/locale

Expected results:
All directories and subdirectories owned by a package.

Additional info:
The mess comes normally up, when there is no man page or glibc translation 
available for the corresponding language. Let me take the following:

What the hell is owned here by a package except /usr/share/locale and the file 
itself? Nothing...

I filed this bug against distribution, because I don't know which package could 
be suitable.

Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2006-06-23 12:51:28 UTC
Hint: Try a i18n-filesystem package that contains the /usr/share/locale directory skeleton with %lang as 

Comment 2 Robert Scheck 2006-06-26 12:18:10 UTC
I opened up bug #196669, which proposes a filesystem-i18n package for Fedora 
Core. Alternatively, the filesystem-i18n package could be merged into the 
existing filesystem package, if there are no contras for doing this.

Comment 3 Rex Dieter 2006-06-29 18:42:00 UTC
IMO, these bits ought to be in the filesystem package.

Comment 4 Robert Scheck 2006-06-29 18:53:46 UTC
Fix it where ever you want, but fix it please :)

BTW, more locales are listed at: 
and in /usr/share/gettext/intl/config.charset there are also locales listed but 
guess Fedora/Red Hat will have to maintain the locales list manually anyway.

Comment 5 Robert Scheck 2006-10-14 09:44:26 UTC
This bug report got fixed by resolving bug #196669. Finally, a bit is missing 
which is tracked down in bug #210749. Closing here...

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