10.0-BETA3, why it was added
gjb at FreeBSD.org
Sun Nov 3 17:48:16 UTC 2013
Just a quick update on why -BETA3 was added to the 10.0-RELEASE
A problem was discovered in the base iconv(1), which introduces a major
regression with character encoding, specifically with malformed output.
Sample code to reproduce the issue:
% perl -e "print pack('C*', 0xa5,0xa2,0xa5,0xe1,0xa5,0xea,0xa5,0xab); \
print qq/\n/;" \
| iconv -f euc-jp -t utf-8 \
| iconv -f utf-8 -t euc-jp \
| hexdump -C
00000000 a2 a5 e1 a5 ea a5 ab a5 0a
While there are no compile-time issues in general, this makes the base
iconv(1) unusable with certain character sets. Solutions are being
For the immediate time, -BETA3 builds have started.
On behalf of: re@
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