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Re: Potential bug in library search for libiconv in static build


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Potential bug in library search for libiconv in static build
Date: Tue, 05 Apr 2011 15:41:25 -0400
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On 4/5/11 3:22 PM, gmail wrote:
> 
> Hello,
> 
> I have to apologize because i have not fully read you, there probably a
> more efficient way to deal with static librariries in the iconv distribution.
> Therefore, the suggested patch was of no use.

It has the advantage of working.  I haven't identified a better way to
do it yet.

> Another point, i see that the tests/intl2.sub make a direct call to a
> "/usr/bin/printf" command.

The intent was to see if and how bash differs from the system printf
binary (not necessarily coreutils) when changing the locale for the
duration of the command.  Bash versions before bash-4.2 had a problem
with assignments to LANG preceding builtins.  The old versions didn't
temporarily change the locale, though they performed the variable
assignment.

Chet
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