[Bug 3299] New: rsync: now replaces non-ASCII character with numerical values

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Sun Dec 4 22:56:55 GMT 2005


           Summary: rsync: now replaces non-ASCII character with numerical
           Product: rsync
           Version: 2.6.6
          Platform: Other
               URL: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=307242
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: major
          Priority: P3
         Component: core
        AssignedTo: wayned at samba.org
        ReportedBy: debian at fnen.eu.org
         QAContact: rsync-qa at samba.org

Package: rsync
Version: 2.6.6-1
Followup-For: Bug #307242

I've again used two identical Sarge systems, both using UTF-8.

Using rsync (over ssh), syncing (or listing the contents) from one
system to the other, non-ASCII characters get replaced with numerical
values like '\303\245', eg:

  user at system1:~$ rsync system2:~/test_åäö_test
    drwxr-xr-x  72 2005/09/25 01:39:30 test_\303\245\303\244\303\266_test

The changelog states:
rsync (2.6.5-1) unstable; urgency=low 
   * Now should handle locale-specific characters better in logging output
     (i.e. the correct chars should be displayed, not '?').

This statement is obviously not correct. The '?' has just been replaced
with a numerical value instead. (Almost as useless.)

Is this something that's being worked on upstream? Is there a workaround?
All scripts and programs depending upon the output is almost useless since
several month now.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 3.1
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.8-2-686-smp
Locale: LANG=sv_SE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=sv_SE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)

Versions of packages rsync depends on:
ii  libc6                       2.3.2.ds1-22 GNU C Library: Shared libraries an
ii  libpopt0                    1.7-5        lib for parsing cmdline parameters

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