[vdr] Which locale variables influence VDR?

Klaus Schmidinger Klaus.Schmidinger at cadsoft.de
Wed Aug 30 17:48:42 CEST 2006

Sebastian Kemper wrote:
> Hi all,
> there's an open bug report for the Gentoo VDR ebuilds regarding locale
> vars: http://bugs.gentoo.de/view.php?id=445
> Up till now everything gets set to POSIX and afterwards LC_COLLATE gets
> set to whatever the user requests in the init script's config file. My
> suggestion was to make LANG accessible in the config file as well,
> because both are mentioned in the VDR docs.
> Is there any final wisdom on which locale vars influence VDR?

VDR itself doesn't react on any environment settings, except when
checking for the presence of UTF8 (which it refuses to run with).

It's mainly the runtime library that reacts on these locale settings,
using them to decide how to sort strings, for instance.


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