[Rd] build buglet

Prof Brian Ripley Prof Brian Ripley <ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk>
Tue, 13 Jun 2000 16:58:35 +0100 (BST)

> Date: Tue, 13 Jun 2000 11:09:55 -0400
> From: Paul Gilbert <pgilbert@bank-banque-canada.ca>
> >Set the locale to C?  What are the differences: are they related to sort
> >orders?  That's the only problem I have seen. (On Solaris en_UK sorts
> >AaBb... not AB..ab....)
> Yes, the problems are all sort order and it looks like this is the reason,
> though I haven't completely figured it out yet. My locale setting is "en_CA" 
> the office but "C" when I telework, which was confusing things even more. Can 
> assume it is "C" that is used by R CMD build?

Depends on your Perl installation, perhaps. I would expect it to
recognize locales if it is recent.   It is more likely that your shell
is not using the locale sort.  I'd set LANG=C LC_ALL=C via your
Makefile, script, whatever.

I got tired of this and set all my machines back to C, but you may not
have that choice.


Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk
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