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Old 02-01-2011, 12:25 AM   #1
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Exclamation minicom, please update this package


Hello! It may be some bug report, but native package of minicom version 2.1 of Slackware doesn't support UTF-8 encoding, thats why i please developers to upgrade this package to version 2.4 (how i know this version is last and support UTF-8 encoding). Im try to compiling 2.4 manually, but its not compiled and error on out
I use minicom to configure some CISCO devices, and now i can run minicom without UTF-8 encoding with that command: LC_ALL=en_US minicom, then minicom runs with English language without UTF-8 encoding.
 
Old 02-01-2011, 02:27 PM   #2
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Greetingz!

Okay, I'm going to try very, very hard to understand your request. So please don't be upset if I misunderstand what you're trying to say;

You want minicom updated to include UTF-8 support?

Man page of minicom 2.1 (compiled Jan 7 2007)
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LOCALES
       Minicom has now support for local languages. This means you can  change  most  of
       the  English  messages and other strings to another language by setting the envi-
       ronment variable LANG. On September 2001 the supported  languages  are  Brazilian
       Portuguese, Finnish, Japanese, French, Polish, Czech, Russian and Spanish.  Turk-
       ish is under construction.
Have you tried setting "LC_ALL=ru_RU.utf8"? I'm not in front of a Slackware box right now, but on CentOS5 (and RHEL5), that should work.
 
Old 02-01-2011, 09:52 PM   #3
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Well, I don't know if it will actually fix your issue (or even if there is one), but I just queued up minicom-2.5 for the -current tree. Of course, I can't promise that Pat will pick it up during this cycle, but there's at least a chance now :-)
 
Old 02-01-2011, 10:13 PM   #4
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Greetingz!

Okay, I'm going to try very, very hard to understand your request. So please don't be upset if I misunderstand what you're trying to say;

You want minicom updated to include UTF-8 support?

Man page of minicom 2.1 (compiled Jan 7 2007)
Code:
LOCALES
       Minicom has now support for local languages. This means you can  change  most  of
       the  English  messages and other strings to another language by setting the envi-
       ronment variable LANG. On September 2001 the supported  languages  are  Brazilian
       Portuguese, Finnish, Japanese, French, Polish, Czech, Russian and Spanish.  Turk-
       ish is under construction.
Have you tried setting "LC_ALL=ru_RU.utf8"? I'm not in front of a Slackware box right now, but on CentOS5 (and RHEL5), that should work.
Sorry for my English... Yes, i want to include UTF-8 support. Version 2.1 supported Russian language, but it doesn't support UTF-8. My default env is ru_RU.UTF-8 but minicom 2.1 doesn't support UTF-8. I try to compile 2.5 version and its compiled okay =) and work with UTF-8 without bugs. Thanks!
 
Old 02-01-2011, 10:16 PM   #5
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Well, I don't know if it will actually fix your issue (or even if there is one), but I just queued up minicom-2.5 for the -current tree. Of course, I can't promise that Pat will pick it up during this cycle, but there's at least a chance now :-)
Thank you Robby! Will be waiting in upstream of Slackware tree =)
 
Old 02-01-2011, 11:21 PM   #6
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Thank you Robby! Will be waiting in upstream of Slackware tree =)
Um...you do realize this means you're going to have to get it out of the -current tree, right? Seeing as how minicom 2.5 was just released as of 29jan11, I don't think it's going to hit Slackware 13.1 anytime soon.

You could just hit the project page and download the source yourself.
 
Old 02-02-2011, 05:08 AM   #7
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Um...you do realize this means you're going to have to get it out of the -current tree, right? Seeing as how minicom 2.5 was just released as of 29jan11, I don't think it's going to hit Slackware 13.1 anytime soon.

You could just hit the project page and download the source yourself.
Yes, i already compiled minicom 2.5 successful and create Slackware package. New minicom runs great with native Unicode support! Will be waiting official Slackware package in -current tree. Thank you!
 
  


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