Bug 5012 - iconv: client charset used by server process
Summary: iconv: client charset used by server process
Alias: None
Product: rsync
Classification: Unclassified
Component: core (show other bugs)
Version: 3.0.0
Hardware: PPC Mac OS X
: P3 normal (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Wayne Davison
QA Contact: Rsync QA Contact
Depends on:
Reported: 2007-10-07 11:58 UTC by Kaarle
Modified: 2008-07-26 10:14 UTC (History)
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truncate iconv_opt to target charset (471 bytes, patch)
2007-10-07 12:07 UTC, Kaarle
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Description Kaarle 2007-10-07 11:58:38 UTC
If rsync-3.0.0pre1 is called like
  rsync  --iconv=UTF-8-MAC,UTF-8 SOURCE HOST:DEST

the client charset, here UTF-8-MAC, is forwarded to the server process rather than the specified destination charset UTF-8.  This is due a bug in setup_iconv() where iconv_opt isn't truncated to the destination charset as expected by server_options(...).
Comment 1 Kaarle 2007-10-07 12:07:47 UTC
Created attachment 2938 [details]
truncate iconv_opt to target charset

Added patch to truncate iconv_opt to target charset after parsing.  I'm not sure if it's save in any circumstances but it fixes this bug in the case described above.
Comment 2 Wayne Davison 2007-10-07 15:46:21 UTC
The problem came about due to my repositioning the setup_iconv() function too early in the startup sequence.  I've moved it so that it gets called appropriately for a client, a server, and a local-copy (where we fork a "server").

Thanks for the report!