Big Endian archtectures

Greg Dickie greg at
Mon Oct 30 21:08:48 GMT 2000

Didn't you get the box from Herb?  I can try and send you an indy...


On 30-Oct-00 Jean Francois Micouleau wrote:
> 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.
>       J.F.

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