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Re: RPM submission script



On Fri, 2003-11-07 at 15:39, Eric S. Raymond wrote:
> Alan Cox <alan redhat com>:
> > RFC822 is problematic because \n and ":" can occur as part of multibyte
> > symbols so dumb tools make dumb errors. It works for email only because
> > SMTP uses some brain damaged "so dont do that" rules.
> 
> Not a problem.  I'll just specify that the input is expected to be UTF-8 and
> screw all that multibyte crap.  World's going that direction anyway.

ugh - a lot of data in rpms is not utf-8 happy. Often in latin-1 or
beyond that in the encoding.

You might find that mandating UTF-8 is harder than you think.

-sv





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