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

On Tue, 28 May 2002, lucifer@lightbearer.com wrote:
> 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.

Then be amazed, for the code is indeed different. ;-)

> 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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