Re: unset LINGUAS

Billie Cleek wrote:
> Ok the gnome-core and gnome-libs would only build into rpms if I did the
> `unset LINGUAS`. Why?

Because when you have that variable set, the internationalization
component of GNOME -- gettext -- tries to find text catalogs for each
language mentioned in your LINGUAS variable when building the package. 
This usually causes problems when LINGUAS is set to "en" (meaning
English) but there is no English message catalog. 

Why would this happen?  In most GNOME programs, English is the default
that the program falls back on when it's not told to do something
different: there is no separate English message catalog.  Sometimes you
find a message catalog for one of the non-American English dialects,
like en_UK for English English. :)

If you go into the "po" directory underneath any GNOME project, you can
see the message catalogs.  You almost never find a plain "en" message
catalog here.
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