samba-3.0.0beta1 codeset issue on non-Linux
t.d.lee at durham.ac.uk
Wed Jun 11 15:06:21 GMT 2003
3.0.0beta1 seems to have a codeset issue on non-Linux machines. These
have been briefly mentioned in bugzilla 150. There, a couple of us
independently noticed that some sample programs, e.g. "testparm" give
several error messages of the form:
Error loading module '/etc/samba/charset/CP850.so': ld.so.1: /usr/samba/bin/testparm: fatal: /etc/samba/charset/CP850.so: open failed: No such file or directory
Conversion from UCS-2LE to CP850 not supported
Also the "Recent Builds" from the build farm also expose it: visit some
random IRIX, Solaris, *BSD entries and find similar-looking messages.
I have looked a little deeper. But my knowledge of codesets is (how shall
I put it?) "poor".
I suspect we might have two problems:
1. The messages involve "CP850", and this seems related to the line in
Is "CP850 the correct thing to be using here?
2. The AC_TRY_RUN test in "configure.in" is based upon:
But Solaris (at least), while having support for codeset conversions,
seems not to have any involving "ASCII". There are plenty involving
"UCS-2LE" (and "UTF-8") and a small number involving "CP850"
So, based on this one limited test, "configure" erroneously concludes
that it cannot do chareset translation: clearly wrong.
We probably need to rethink this issue for portability (beyond Linux!).
o Is "CP850" still the correct default for "param/loadparm.c"?
o Should "configure.in" try harder, using a variety of charsets,
including at least "ASCII", "UCS-2LE", "UTF-8", "CP850"?
o Presumably at least one of the above codesets (to? from?) ought to be
a suitable one for "param/loadparm.c".
o Given this more generous "configure" test, can configure then do some
relevant "#define"s, so that "param/loadparm.c" can do something like:
Does that sound reasonable? If so, and if someone with a knowledge of
codesets (what's valid where? CP850?) can guide me, I'll be happy to try
to produce a patch.
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