Building a tarball with Rakefile.dist fails over $CHILD_STATUS
rake -f Rakefile.dist pkg:generate_source it fails because the English module is not required. Using
$? does work.
Fixes #26367 - Fix building sources outside of bundler
Using `rake -f Rakefile.dist pkg:generate_source` fails because it
doesn't require the English module. This means $CHILD_STATUS is not set
and the task fails. When using it via Rakefile it loads the main
application which pulls in the English module somewhere so there the
issue doesn't exist.
By requiring English we ensure the readable version is present.