Big Endian archtectures

Jean Francois Micouleau Jean-Francois.Micouleau at
Mon Oct 30 19:10:01 GMT 2000

On Mon, 30 Oct 2000, Jim McDonough/Boulder/IBM wrote:

> I'm running on AIX and PPCLinux, and I can confirm your fears.  I'd offer
> you access to my machines, but they're inside a firewall.
> One specific bug I've run into (so has Greg Dickie on IRIX) is that in the
> Printers admin share, the Unicode strings get byte-swapped, and the result
> is that all the printer names, descriptions, etc. appear as a string of
> blocks.  This patch works around it, but I'm not comfortable with it...
> (See attached file: bigendian.Printersshare.patch)

Jim, that's not the only endianess bug in the spoolss code. Greg sent me a
trace showing other stuff.

Unless someone give me a root account on a bigendian box, I can't fix all
of them.


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