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Re: FW: Error message: Unknown character set

From: Nick Kew <nick@webthing.com>
Date: Sat, 15 Jun 2002 14:20:27 +0100 (BST)
To: Terje Bless <link@pobox.com>
cc: <Eric.Lewis@swissinfo.ch>, <www-validator@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20020615140442.N524-100000@fenris.webthing.com>

On Fri, 14 Jun 2002, Terje Bless wrote:

> Eric.Lewis@swissinfo.ch wrote:

When did he write that?  I can't find it, and lists.w3.org doesn't show
it as a reference for your message.

> >Did anyone install the Validator on a Solaris system?

Not this validator, but I have built a similar validator on Solaris,
in less-than-ideal circumstances[1].  There were issues concerning
the OpenSP build and libraries.

> Nope; and I'll bet this is related. Perhaps your Apache error_log contained
> some messages about Text::Iconv or iconv_open?

Erm - that's at the Perl level.  If that were the problem, it would
show itself when you tried to build Text::Iconv.

>	 If you don't use a recent
> glibc (which Solaris doesn't by default), you need to get libiconv
> seperately (or install glibc) for character encoding conversions to work.

glibc has builtin iconv; many other libc implementations don't.  Cross-
platform builds (such as Perl and autoconf) handle this by adding -liconv
to the LDFLAGS where necessary.

Nick Kew

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Received on Saturday, 15 June 2002 09:21:37 UTC

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