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Bug 78340 - Sources: Malformed UTF-8 character (unexpected continuation byte 0xa0, with no preceding start byte) in
Summary: Sources: Malformed UTF-8 character (unexpected continuation byte 0xa0, with n...
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: xmms
Version: 8.0
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bill Nottingham
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-11-21 15:56 UTC by Sysoltsev Slawa
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:32 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2004-01-29 04:31:57 UTC

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Patch which eliminates mailformed symbol from (deleted)
2002-11-21 15:58 UTC, Sysoltsev Slawa
no flags Details | Diff

Description Sysoltsev Slawa 2002-11-21 15:56:26 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0)

Description of problem:
Compiling xmms from sources I received strange error message just after 
configuration stage:

cd . && autoheader
WARNING: Using auxiliary files such as `acconfig.h', `'
WARNING: and `', to define templates for `'
WARNING: is deprecated and discouraged.

WARNING: Using the third argument of `AC_DEFINE' and
WARNING: `AC_DEFINE_UNQUOTED' allows to define a template without
WARNING: `acconfig.h':

WARNING:             [Define if a function `main' is needed.])

WARNING: More sophisticated templates can also be produced, see the
WARNING: documentation.
Malformed UTF-8 character (unexpected continuation byte 0xa0, with no preceding 
start byte) at /users/compiler/tmp/ahYkkldA/traces
.pl line 350.
autoheader: `' is updated
cd . \
     /bin/sh ./config.status
creating config.h
make  all-recursive

As a result config.h contain unprintable symbol which may cause compilation 
error for some compilers. 
I found that mailformed UTF-8 character comes from : line 592 
(AC_DEFINE(DISABLE_USER_PLUGIN_DIR,,.[Define to disable per user plugin 
directory])). Probably you typed it occasionally; it should be removed to 
increase Red Hat Linux portablity.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. build binaries from source rpms.

Actual Results:  autoheader emits warning.
If you use compiler that doesn't ignore mailformed symbols you will get 
compilation error.

Expected Results:  Smoothly built package.

Additional info:

I'll attach the patch which removes mailformed symbol from

Comment 1 Sysoltsev Slawa 2002-11-21 15:58:14 UTC
Created attachment 85911 [details]
Patch which eliminates mailformed symbol from

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2004-01-29 04:31:57 UTC
I believe this is fixed in current tarballs.

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