codepages ... Esp in the packaging/RedHat spec file

Michael B. Allen mballen at
Thu May 17 22:08:43 GMT 2001

On Thu, May 17, 2001 at 02:13:37PM +0900, Richard Sharpe wrote:
> Hi,
> It seems to me that from an FHS POV, the codepages directory is shareable
> data that should be in /usr/share/samba or in /opt/samba/codepages ...
> At present it is placed in /etc/codepages ...
> Does anyone have any objections if I move it to /usr/share/samba?
> Can anyone think of any way that the codepages should be private data?

As an aside, is codepage support modular in that if a new codepage file
is greated Samba can use it without modification to the core?

The reason I ask is that I think it would be pretty easy to write a Java
program that generates these codepage files. Java understands quite a
few different character encodings. This link has a list:


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