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Re: GNUmail on NetBSD

From: Wolfgang Lux
Subject: Re: GNUmail on NetBSD
Date: Sat, 7 Apr 2012 11:44:37 +0200

Fred Kiefer wrote:

> On 05.04.2012 17:32, Riccardo Mottola wrote:
>> Hi,
>> after years, I am trying to tackle the effort of getting GNUMail to
>> work on NetBSD! It never did" I got some precious suggestions from
>> the amiling list, I am writing a better way on how the DNS resolver
>> gets called.
>> I fixed that now, but I don't get email and the mailboxes displayed
>> and my console floods up with:
>> 2012-04-05 17:20:30.790 GNUMail[8060] GSFromUnicode() No iconv for
>> encoding NSASCIIStringEncoding tried to use ASCII//TRANSLIT
>> I use base without ICU, but on other systems GNUMail wors without
>> ICU, so I do wonder. The problem is reported as iconv. CLues?
> For NSASCIIStringEncoding the code in GSFromUnicode() should never try
> to use iconv. We have the conversion for this format hard coded.
> Could you please add a breakpoint in this function and step through it? I 
> really would like to understand what goes on here.

The problem, as explained by the reference attached to Stefan's email, is that 
NetBSD's iconv does not support the //TRANSLIT option that GNUstep uses to 
implement lossy transformations (as you also can see from the backtrace 
provided by Riccardo). I have no idea how we could fix that in GNUstep, but on 
the other hand there is an easy solution for Riccardo: Just install the gnu 
libiconv package on NetBSD and make sure it gets used instead of the default 


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