Bug 435270 - rpm -qi does not respect specs encoding
Summary: rpm -qi does not respect specs encoding
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: rpm
Version: 8
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Panu Matilainen
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-02-28 13:52 UTC by Andrew Zabolotny
Modified: 2009-01-09 06:04 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-01-09 06:04:46 UTC
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Description Andrew Zabolotny 2008-02-28 13:52:13 UTC
Description of problem:

The RPM specification allows to specify localized strings, like
Summary(ru_RU.UTF-8), %description -l ru_RU.UTF-8 and so on. However, when doing
rpm -qi on such packages, the text is always output in whatever encoding they
were in the spec file, without conversion to current locale.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Get any .src.rpm and install it
2. Add a line to the spec file, like this:
Summary(ru_RU.UTF-8): тест
3. Build and install the built rpm
4. run:
LANG=ru_RU.KOI8-R rpm -qi <package name>

Actual results:

The Summary: line will display the summary in UTF-8

Expected results:

The Summary: line should display the summary in KOI8-R, as requested by the LANG
environment variable.

Comment 1 Bug Zapper 2008-11-26 09:57:47 UTC
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Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2009-01-09 06:04:46 UTC
Fedora 8 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-01-07. Fedora 8 is 
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