locale issue in phpmyadmin build

Nish Aravamudan nish.aravamudan at canonical.com
Thu Feb 9 23:14:50 UTC 2017

phpmyadmin has been stuck in z-p for some time because of a testcase
failure (tests were only recently updated to run during the build) and
it seems to be a locale/iconv issue. The testcase in question is
attempting to //TRANSLIT the euro symbol, and iconv issues an error on
the euro symbol under C.UTF-8. I am able to reproduce this on the shell
a la: http://paste.ubuntu.com/23962998/

I noticed the POSIX behavior, in contrast, because my lxd container
where I was testing was working and that was the default locale. Note
also the C locale passes, it's only C.UTF-8 that seems to have this

Any ideas for resolving this? When I last examined this issue (a few
weeks ago, I think), I was unable to reproduce the failure in my Sid
container, but after updating and runnig it today, it also happened
there with the version currently in Sid.


Nishanth Aravamudan
Ubuntu Server
Canonical Ltd

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