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Re: Konqueror does not work with international domain names

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Hendrik Sattler writes:

> Am Sunday 04 April 2004 15:38 schrieb Hendrik Sattler:
>> how do I make those IDNs work within konquerors address bar?
>> All I get from Konqueror is An error occurred while loading
>> http://: No hostname specified.

> For all interested people: http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=70558

> It states that the idn lib is runtime detected.  However, installing
> package libidn11 is NOT enough, you also MUST install package
> libidn11-dev.

> Why? The same problem as always: Debian does not ship the
> /usr/lib/libidn.so in libidn11 but only in the development package
> libidn11-dev. However, runtime detection does look for exactly that
> name.

Yes, you're right.  As always, upstream KDE made the bad decision to
dlopen libs that weren't meant to be dlopen'd.

> My suggestion is to either make libidn11 include the link 

That would be against Debian policy, I think.

> or make package kdelibs4 suggest or recommend libidn11-dev (or even
> depend on it)?  

Yeah, I think at least a Recommends would be a good idea.  

Calc: what do you think ?

> I'll make a comment about this, maybe the maintainer can close the
> bug report #237990?

Well, it should only be closed when the bug is fixed, that is, when a
recommends or depends is added to the package.

Thanks for your help

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