Bug#172752: dpkg-dev: dpkg-buildpackage messes up Description: inUTF-8 locale
I ahev a package with Description in UTF-8. Until some time ago,
all worked well, dpkg-buildpackage placed the Description verbatim
into debian package. However, I found out now that if I compile the
package in UTF-8 locale, Description is mangled. It seems that
the encoding is assumed to be in ISO-8859-1 and is converted into
UTF-8. Of course, since it was already in UTF-8, the result is mojibake.
In 8-bit locales the Description is copied verbatim and all works well.
I guess it has something to do with new perl's UTF-8 capabilities
(as many other bugs already reported)
-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
Kernel: Linux atlas15 2.4.17-grsecurity-1.9.2+xfs+unicodedeadkeys+pspa #2 Thu Sep 19 09:14:19 CEST 2002 i686
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8
Versions of packages dpkg-dev depends on:
ii binutils 18.104.22.168.10-2 The GNU assembler, linker and bina
ii cpio 2.5-1 GNU cpio -- a program to manage ar
ii make 3.80-1 The GNU version of the "make" util
ii patch 2.5.4-11 Apply a diff file to an original
ii perl [perl5] 5.8.0-13 Larry Wall's Practical Extraction
ii perl-modules 5.8.0-13 Core Perl modules.
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