[packages/mysql] - don't mark db error messages files with lang as these depend on db client settings and not db serv

Arkadiusz Miśkiewicz arekm at maven.pl
Wed Jul 6 16:05:35 CEST 2016

On Wednesday 06 of July 2016, Elan Ruusamäe wrote:
> vote: no
> %lang has always been used in system way you want locale/localization
> stuff installed

mysql is kind of special that doesn't fit well into typical %lang rules.

mysql server settings are not the ones that decide which error messages to 

It's remote clients who decide on error messages. What's worse - if client 
wants some "locale" it won't silently switch to english. It will return error 

These missing files break phpmyadmin functionality for switching languages.

15:54:48 mysql{2}> SET lc_messages = 'ru_RU';
ERROR 1231 (42000): Variable 'lc_messages' can't be set to the value of 
Warning (Code 1105): Can't process error message file for locale 'ru_RU'
Error (Code 1231): Variable 'lc_messages' can't be set to the value of 'ru_RU'

After my change:
15:56:08 mysql{1}> SET lc_messages = 'ru_RU';
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.01 sec)

And another problem - there is no way in rpm to specify special settings (to 
get all locale files installed if %lang is used) for single rpm package 

It's global which sucks in this case because only mysql error message files 
are needed and not whole /usr/share/locale/XYZ for every application.

So I think such compromise is ok for mysql.

Arkadiusz Miśkiewicz, arekm / ( maven.pl | pld-linux.org )

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