Cross LFS and UTF-8

Tushar Teredesai sukucorp at
Tue Jan 17 16:15:54 PST 2006

On 1/17/06, Jeremy Huntwork <jhuntwork at> wrote:
> Jim Gifford wrote:
> > Recently LFS has added support for UTF-8. We at CLFS are also looking to
> > include support for UTF-8, but not the same way that LFS has it done. If
> > you noticed a few package changes were added to incorporate these
> > changes, Berkeley DB and Man-DB. The developers of CLFS don't feel all
> > of these package changes are necessary and are looking for alternative
> > ways to implement UTF-8. So any feedback the CLFS community has on this
> > topic will be welcomed.
> I think that Cross-LFS should focus on cross-building and related issues
> only and follow LFS everywhere else. If you don't like the way something
> has been implemented in LFS, then work to get it changed in LFS. If you
> have an alternative solution, and solid reasons for adopting it, I don't
> see why LFS wouldn't consider it.
> Otherwise you're separating yourself from LFS and causing rifts within
> the community. Also you're adding extra support issues, for yourself,
> for BLFS and for LFS.

Agree 100%.

Tushar Teredesai
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