[BLFS Trac] #2214: Perl Module packages install UTF-8 man pages

BLFS Trac trac at linuxfromscratch.org
Fri Jan 19 23:53:19 PST 2007

#2214: Perl Module packages install UTF-8 man pages
 Reporter:  randy at linuxfromscratch.org  |        Owner:  blfs-book at linuxfromscratch.org
     Type:  defect                      |       Status:  new                           
 Priority:  normal                      |    Milestone:  6.2.0                         
Component:  BOOK                        |      Version:  SVN                           
 Severity:  normal                      |   Resolution:                                
 Keywords:                              |  
Comment (by bdubbs at linuxfromscratch.org):

 We could have the users run:

 $ grep -rl $'\xc3\xb6' /usr/share/man/*

 to check for files that have certain characters.  On my system I get:


 and then run an appropriate sed.  I also have a lot of other directories
 in my man pages (de, es, ja, etc) where I suspect these and other non-
 ascii characters exist.

 In all honesty, this is really a trivial issue and should be marked
 wontfix.  To do it correctly, '''all''' man pages would have to be
 reviewed and a set of corrections created for each unique situation.  The
 effort is far more than what its worth.

Ticket URL: <http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/ticket/2214#comment:3>
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