The --with-libiconv option

TAKAHASHI Motonobu monyo at
Wed Sep 21 04:27:30 GMT 2005

beavis red wrote:
> I am trying to compile Samba 3.0.20 with Solaris 8 native 
>/usr/lib/iconv intended for using eucJP and CP850 codeset
>conversion between Windows and Unix. Had anyone done this 
>before successfully?

You cannot use Solaris native iconv() for Samba.
Samba needs to convert CP850 (or IBM850)  to UCS-2LE but is not

Even if you could modify the code to support those conversion (I think
this is easy because Solaris has "IBM-850" charset), Japanese codesets
could not be converted to UCS-2LE or other UCS-2 series codes (could
be converted to UTF-8 only) with Solaris native iconv().

Use GNU libiconv + Japanese patch to support Japanese characters for
Samba 3.0.X.

TAKAHASHI, Motonobu (monyo)                    monyo at

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