[syslinux] Syslinux 2.00 build problems on redhat 8.0

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Fri Dec 27 20:32:48 PST 2002

Jeff Mock wrote:
> Unset the LANG environment varable or set it to "en_US" instead.
> This variable is set in /etc/sysconfig/i18n.  syslinux builds fine with
> no patches.
> On further reflection, I think the 3 perl scripts below should
> have the following at the beginning instead of the pragma I used
> below:
>     use open  IO => ":bytes";
>     binmode (STDIN, ":bytes");
>     binmode (STDOUT, ":bytes");
> With the above, syslinux will build regardless of the setting of
> the LANG environment variable and error messages and such will honor
> the current locale settings.

Ick.  That's ugly... :(


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