locale issue

Scott Robbins scottro at nyc.rr.com
Fri Sep 9 04:38:41 PDT 2005

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On Fri, Sep 09, 2005 at 02:14:15PM +0300, Mykola.Stryebkov at gmail.com wrote:
> Hi,
> After system upgrade from 5.4-RELEASE to FreeBSD 6.0-BETA4 last night i
> can't input cyrillic chars in X Window. Key presses are just ignored.
> In UPDATING i found a note about changing LC_CTYPE on-disk file format.
> Looks like now i have to rebuild some libraries. If yes, it would be
> great if somebody can tell me what exactly i have to recompile.
> The only thing, that confuses me here is that Midnight Commander and
> Mutt uses the same set of console-related libraries, but i can see
> cyrillic chars in MC and can't - in Mutt.

There is a port that deals with this.  Eventually, you won't need it.  

I'm afraid I've forgotten all the programs I had to reinstall, perl was
one of them and might even be a quick fix.  If not


Afte installing set the following in your shell's rc file

export PATH_LOCALE=/usr/loacl/share/compat/locale

(for Bourne style shells)

The other option is to be the daring one and map libc.so.5 to libc.so.6
in /etc/libmap.conf.  This seems like it has a possibility of breaking
something, but I used it for a few days without problem.

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