LDAP and UTF-8

Mats olsson mace2442 at hotmail.com
Mon Feb 18 23:42:02 GMT 2002

Yes thats true. The box i wa testing on was a Debian 2.1 with Glibc-2.1.3 
and that version of Glibc seemed to need libiconv since if i tried without 
libiconv, Sambas configure didnt detect any iconv at all wich gave lots of 
cannot convert from XXX to XXX in the logs. Then i installed libiconv i got 
Samba to reckoginize the iconv libary one time out of three attempts. Whit 
detected libiconv it worked really well. unfortunally that was two days 
before the W2K explorer access denied bug was found so i had to update and 
after that i didn't get the iconv stuff to work again before i upgraded to 

Is there a minimum version of glibc required for iconv to work ?

According to a post by Tridge about the change to iconv you should be able 
to do iconv --list to find out witch codepages are supported but this 
doesn't seem to work with libiconv ?

Is there any possibility to get configure to warn about this if there Is 
insufficent iconv support?

Is it possible that it isn't the iconv functions in samba having problems 
but just the detection from configure? I have tried both and without the 
--with-libiconv=/usr/local switch.

As always all of this could be problems on my local system only. I'm NOT a 
linux or Samba guru. However i see this problems and i like to report them 
just in case.


>From: Alexander Bokovoy <a.bokovoy at sam-solutions.net>
>To: samba-technical at lists.samba.org
>Subject: Re: LDAP and UTF-8
>Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2002 17:08:46 +0200
>On Mon, Feb 18, 2002 at 03:58:22PM +0100, Mats olsson wrote:
> > Yes there is libiconv() but the use of it doesn't seem really reliable 
> > I had severe problems with getting them to work togheter. Finally solved 
> > a system uppgrade so that i could do without libiconv
>From your post I remeber that it was under Linux/glibc? Then you don't
>need libiconv at all. If there are repeatable problems with libiconv
>then it is better to report them to Bruno Haible (libiconv maintainer)
>so that they would be fixed in a future.
>/ Alexander Bokovoy
>Software architect and analyst             // SaM-Solutions Ltd.

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