DroboApp announcement: locale for Drobo5N

Hi there,

This should have been released sooner, as it involves no compilation at all, so here it is:

  1. DroboFS: http://www.droboports.com/app-repository/locale/drobofs
  2. Drobo5N: http://www.droboports.com/app-repository/locale/drobo5n

Notice that I changed the URL for the FS. The main reason is that the locale DroboApp doesn’t really have a version. I mean, there is a version attached to it, but you can only use the version that matches the libc that comes with your Drobo. This means locale 2.5 for the FS and 2.11.1 for the 5N.

The best part of this is that we’re a step closer to getting Crashplan on the 5N.

As usual, comments, suggestions and feedback are welcome.

I’ll test out the locale support shortly, but my experience with both CrashPlan and the Oracle JVM is that both work without modification on the Drobo 5N. I haven’t done extensive testing as my backup set includes quite a few files/folders with foreign characters, but I’ll do so soon. :slight_smile:


Yeah, but that is the crappy ARMv5 version. I want to get the cool “server compiler” one that is only available for ARMv7.

As far as I can tell there should be a significant difference in performance at the cost of more RAM usage.

locale seems to work well for me. I symlinked locale and localedef in my /usr/bin for ease of use. localdef worked fine to make the locale en_GB.UTF-8 using the command below.

localedef -i en_GB -f UTF-8 en_GB.UTF-8

Setting the necessary variables in /etc/profile and running locale without any arguments confirms the configuration is correct, and I can access files with foreign characters easily via the command line now.

Many thanks for the package, ricardo.

Cheers, mate.