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Re: Bug#148413: ITP: iconv -- GNU Unicode conversion library

On Tue, May 28, 2002 at 07:23:55PM -0400, Joe Drew wrote:
> On Tue, 2002-05-28 at 18:06, Joel Baker wrote:
> > * Package name    : iconv
> > It also
> > provides a command-line interface via the 'iconv' program.
> In what ways is this iconv different from the iconv provided in the
> libc6 package?

I expect there is very little, if any, difference; they're both GNU code,
and I would be amazed if it were not simply duplicated. However, since none
of the *BSD ports have GNU libc, and not all of them implement iconv() in
a native fashion, it is necessary to have the package available.

It can be limited to only those architectures which lack an implementation
of iconv(), if it would cause problems; this is part of why I CC'ed the ITP
to debian-devel.
Joel Baker                           System Administrator - lightbearer.com
lucifer@lightbearer.com              http://users.lightbearer.com/lucifer/

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