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Re: debconf and locale specific characters

Le Tue, 05 Apr 2005 09:20:33 +0200, Torsten Landschoff a écrit :

> Hi there, 
> My OpenLDAP 2.2 packages have a problem if the user enters something
> using his locale specific character (like äöü) into the organization
> field which is queried using debconf cf. http://bugs.debian.org/236097
> The LDIF RFC demands that character data is either in 7 bit ASCII or
> in UTF-8 (and base64 encoded, uargh). No I wonder how to convert the
> data that I get from debconf to UTF-8. 
> It is save to assume that the data from debconf is in the charset of the
> current locale? Then foo=`echo $RET|iconv -t UTF8` after the db_get
> would suffice. Of course the locale could change between config and
> postinst so maybe I should convert to UTF-8 and store the result in the
> debconf db in the config script?

from slapd debian script source it is told that utf8 would broke the ldi
output (talking about root dn , though i guess it is just that openldap
does not support utf8 out of the box right now).
Though i am pretty confident that slapd/lbdm or bdb support utf8 i would
not swear that the ldiff scripts does ...

have you checked the upstream site ? openldap is not finished yet so the
rfc may not be the best source (i won't ).


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