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Re: BUG #5800: "corrupted" error messages (encoding problem ?)

From: Craig Ringer <ringerc(at)ringerc(dot)id(dot)au>
To: Carlo Curatolo <genamiga(at)brutele(dot)be>
Cc: pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: BUG #5800: "corrupted" error messages (encoding problem ?)
Date: 2011-09-17 00:18:31
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On 09/17/2011 05:10 AM, Carlo Curatolo wrote:
> Just tried with PG 9.1...same problem...
Yep. There appears to be no interest in fixing this bug. All the 
alternatives I proposed were rejected, and there doesn't seem to be any 
concern about the issue. I'd be willing to have a go at the issue if 
there some indication that a patch might be considered, but if I don't 
have an approach that might even be considered for inclusion there isn't 
much point.

There are several sources of differently-encoded text that may appear in 
logs. These are often set to the same encoding, but need not necessarily 
be. The only valid fixes are to log them to different files (with some 
way to identify which encoding is used) or convert them all to a single 
standard encoding - probably UTF-8 - for logging. When syslog is used, 
encoding conversion is the only valid answer.

Craig Ringer

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