Bug 65503

Summary: A corrupted string is returned for paths containing UTF-8 characters
Product: pkg-config Reporter: Nikos Chantziaras <realnc>
Component: srcAssignee: pkg-config
Status: RESOLVED MOVED QA Contact:
Severity: normal    
Priority: medium    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64)   
OS: Linux (All)   
i915 platform: i915 features:

Description Nikos Chantziaras 2013-06-07 11:04:24 UTC
When a *.pc file contains paths with UTF-8 characters in them, pkg-config returns a corrupted string sequence (which appears as gibberish on the terminal.)

To reproduce, glib-2.0.pc can be temporarily edited to contain this:


This results in:

$ pkg-config glib-2.0 --cflags
-I/usr/\�\�\�\�\�\�\�\�/glib-2.0 -I/usr/lib64/glib-2.0/include

Because of this, packages using this will fail to build.

I'm using pkg-config 0.28 on Gentoo Linux AMD64.
Comment 1 GitLab Migration User 2018-08-25 12:52:28 UTC
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