Subject: Re: pkg/29791
To: None <,,>
From: Jussi Liukkonen <>
List: pkgsrc-bugs
Date: 04/05/2005 20:33:01
The following reply was made to PR pkg/29791; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Jussi Liukkonen <>
Subject: Re: pkg/29791
Date: Tue, 5 Apr 2005 23:32:11 +0300

 To note, the problem goes away when bash is built without the multibyte 
 option (which is the default), e.g. "make install PKG_OPTIONS.bash=". 
 This implies that the multibyte code messes up the non-printing 
 characters' length calculation.
 AFAIK multibyte is not the default in freebsd/darwin/etc where this 
 problem did not occur. Not a NetBSD problem then, per se, but something 
 which occurs with the netbsd default build options, which differ from 
 the rest of the world?
 I don't need multibyte, so the problem is solved for me now. So from my 
 perspective, the PR can be closed and considered a bash bug... it could 
 still be an issue in netbsd libc multibyte routines, though, I just 
 didn't dig that far.
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