Bug 890188 - Libnatspec patch to handle non-ascii encodings
Summary: Libnatspec patch to handle non-ascii encodings
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: unzip
Version: 23
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: pstodulk
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2012-12-25 15:51 UTC by Ivan Romanov
Modified: 2015-10-30 21:11 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
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Last Closed: 2015-10-30 18:28:10 UTC

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libnatspec patch (12.73 KB, patch)
2012-12-25 15:51 UTC, Ivan Romanov
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Description Ivan Romanov 2012-12-25 15:51:36 UTC
Created attachment 668949 [details]
libnatspec patch

Unzip can handle filenames in archive only with ascii encoding. All symbols with code > 127 it replaces with '?'. Upstream promised to fix this more than 2 years ago. But new upstream version did'n come. Seems upstream is dead.

I wrote a patch which add -I and -O command line options to setup ISO and OEM encodings. It options was agreed with upstream. Also a like patch uses other linux distributions to fix encodings problem in unzip package. This patch uses libnatspec library. So you need to add this to BR.

Comment 1 Ivan Romanov 2012-12-25 15:58:22 UTC
The patch was tested in RFRemix distribution. It works fine for two years.

Comment 2 Ivan Romanov 2013-07-31 16:29:03 UTC
So. Any news? Do you agree with this patch?

Comment 3 Michal Luscon 2013-08-13 11:26:24 UTC
I am currently waiting for upstream response. If they incorporate your patch into the future Unzip release, I will include it into Fedora.

Comment 4 Ivan Romanov 2013-08-13 11:35:23 UTC
I afraid you won't get any responce. Upstream dead.

Comment 5 Michal Luscon 2013-08-13 11:39:28 UTC
Steven Schweda seems to be active on sourceforge.

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Comment 7 Ivan Romanov 2013-12-21 16:50:21 UTC
So will be it applyed?

Comment 8 Fedora End Of Life 2014-02-05 22:56:11 UTC
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Comment 9 Fedora Admin XMLRPC Client 2014-09-30 12:53:58 UTC
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database.  Reassigning to the new owner of this component.

Comment 10 Jan Kurik 2015-07-15 14:54:28 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 23 development cycle.
Changing version to '23'.

(As we did not run this process for some time, it could affect also pre-Fedora 23 development
cycle bugs. We are very sorry. It will help us with cleanup during Fedora 23 End Of Life. Thank you.)

More information and reason for this action is here:

Comment 11 pstodulk 2015-10-30 18:28:10 UTC
It is fixed in rawhide already. Used upstream solution of this.

Comment 12 Ivan Romanov 2015-10-30 20:54:52 UTC
Please provide link to upstream solution.

Comment 13 pstodulk 2015-10-30 21:11:52 UTC
Link to fixed upstream solution:

I apologize that I don't want to search it in upstream's forum now. If used patch doesn't solve this problem, feel free to reopen it again.

If you want to try this solution in older Fedora, you can try test this package from copr:

Also you can use:
# dnf copr enable pstodulk/unzip

It's originally for testing of support of segmented archives but contains all from rawhide, so you can try it.

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