[Bug 1549] libIDN

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Thu Dec 29 12:30:41 PST 2005


------- Additional Comments From tushar at linuxfromscratch.org  2005-12-29 13:30 -------
(In reply to comment #5)
> After a small bit of research, I still cannot tell exactly what enabling
> the libidn add-on will do. Here's what I *think*, from just some preliminary
> reading, nothing of which says much. I'm probably wrong. Short of building
> Glibc and using the --enable-addon=libidn switch I'm just guessing.
> I would guess that a libidn.{so,a} is not built doing the Glibc add-on.
> Best I can tell, using the add-on simply provides some libidn functionality
> to the POSIX getaddrinfo() function. 
> KDE specifically will look for a idna_to_ascii_4i function and the
> idna, punycode and stringprep interface headers.

So it would be safe to install both? The libidn page is not very clear on
whether we need only one. But based on my preliminary reading of the page, it
seemed like we only need one.

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