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Re: latest iconv hangs
- From: Charles Wilson <cygwin at cwilson dot fastmail dot fm>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Sat, 28 Oct 2006 22:49:14 -0400
- Subject: Re: latest iconv hangs
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Mike Maxwell wrote:
I have used iconv for several years. I just updated my cygwin package
last night, and now iconv hangs. That is, all the following commands hang:
echo foo | iconv -f ISO-8859-1 - UTF-8
And it's a "hard hang", too: ^C won't stop it.
I don't have any way to get a version number directly from iconv, but
I'm attaching my cygcheck.out file.
Here are what I suspect are the relevant files:
-rwxr-x---+ 1 maxwell Users 19968 Oct 22 19:44 /bin/iconv*
-rwxr-x---+ 1 maxwell Users 1048840 Oct 22 19:44 /lib/libiconv.a*
-rwxr-x---+ 1 maxwell Users 8264 Oct 22 19:44 /lib/libiconv.dll.a*
-rwxr-x---+ 1 maxwell Users 773 Oct 22 19:44 /lib/libiconv.la*
I would revert to earlier versions, but I don't know how. I did
re-install the two libiconv packages, to no effect. I'm not sure what
package the iconv executable comes in, so I don't know how to re-install
I'm running this from the bash shell, if it matters.
Did setup.exe warn you to reboot? I suspect that when you updated
libiconv*, you also updated gettext* and libintl* -- and bash (also
/bin/sh) uses cygintl-3.dll and cygiconv-2.dll. Therefore, if you had
any shells open, those DLLs would have been "in use", and you would have
had to reboot to get everything sorted out.
I can't reproduce your problem;
echo foo | iconv -f ISO-8859-1 -t UTF-8
all work fine for me. Please try again after a reboot...if that doesn't
work, we will need to discuss strace output...
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