locale issue in phpmyadmin build

Gunnar Hjalmarsson gunnarhj at ubuntu.com
Fri Feb 10 00:41:03 UTC 2017

On 2017-02-10 00:14, Nish Aravamudan wrote:
> 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 issue.
> 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.

One thought when looking at your Pastebin: The € symbol does not exist 
in ISO-8859-1. Try ISO-8859-15.

Gunnar Hjalmarsson

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