Solaris vs. iconv: workaround

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Solaris vs. iconv: workaround

Andrew Gaylard
I've been experiencing Squeak on Solaris printing

    iconv_open: Invalid argument

a zillion times over.

Looking at the mailing list archives, this has been a
problem on and off for a long time.  I first tried
compiling with --disable-iconv, which fixed the error,
but then some of the plugins complained that they
couldn't convert strings.  So I decided against that.

I've managed to work around it by as follows:

    su -
    cd /usr/lib/iconv

This seems to shut up all the messages.  But I'm
nervous, since I suspect that "alt" probably isn't
the whole of UTF8...