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Date: Mon, 14 Aug 2017 19:02:58 -0500
From: "A. Wilcox" <awilfox@...lielinux.org>
To: musl@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: man-db 2.7.6.1: Test failures under musl libc

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On 14/08/17 18:55, Rich Felker wrote:
> I'm not clear what it's trying to do with //IGNORE or why it wants
> it:
> 
>> FAIL: manconv-1 ===============
>> 
>> lt-manconv: iconv_open ("UTF-8//IGNORE", "ISO-8859-1"): Invalid
>> argument --- /tmp/tmp.Z13DSCRrAK/1.exp	2017-08-14
>> 23:36:45.092587088 +0000 +++ /tmp/tmp.Z13DSCRrAK/1.out	2017-08-14
>> 23:36:45.092587088 +0000 @@ -1,2 +0,0 @@ -'\" -*- coding:
>> ISO-8859-1 -??
> 
> Here the "//IGNORE" seems to be on the destination charset, and
> the source charset, ISO-8859-1, does not have any illegal
> bytes/sequences, so it's not clear what they're even trying to
> achieve. I think it's just a wrong test but maybe you have some
> more insight?
> 


It seems to want to have illegal sequences 'pass through' unedited,
but I can't tell.  I meant to send this report to man-db's own list on
nongnu (autocomplete in Thunderbird strikes again); sorry for the noise.


Best,
- --arw

- -- 
A. Wilcox (awilfox)
Project Lead, Adélie Linux
http://adelielinux.org
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