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Re: RPM submission script



Le sam 08/11/2003 à 11:21, Axel Thimm a écrit :
> On Sat, Nov 08, 2003 at 10:48:10AM +0100, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
> > > It's sort of a virus, e.g. in Germany. One of the first things the average
> > > user does after a distribution upgrade is to edit /etc/sysconfig/i18n and
> > > change from UTF-8 to @euro or ISO 8859-1. 
> > 
> > Yeah, sure, sure way to kill the € symbol.
> 
> :) That's why they are all running back to UTF-8 nowadays ;)
> 
> I think people did that upon upgrades (from pre RH8.0 generated
> filesystems?), because the existing filesystem or perhaps NFS didn't
> reflect the previous filenames and the introduction of UTF-8 in RH
> could have documented better how to deal with these issues.
> 
> IIRC there wasn't any tool shipped with RH releases to migrate ext3
> partitions with latin1 filenames to UTF-8.

Not too difficult to code in shell using recode as backend but I agree
with you, it would have helped a lot. Now most people have mixed
latin1/UTF-8 filesystem so it's a bit too late for this:(

Unicode migration is our 2k bug, and it's not been handled too well till
now.

Regards,

-- 
Nicolas Mailhot

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