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Re: tlug: Re: libwcsmbs

Eric S. Standlee <> writes:

> I installed a libwcsmbs package off the ftp server and it
> killed my system.  On boot it (init?) would lock up saying something
> about an undefined variable related to libwcsmbs.  This may portray my
> lack of experience in the shared library portion of linux, but as many
> times as I tried to use the rescue disk to go in and remove the libwcsmbs
> files from /lib, /usr/lib, and some X11R6/lib directory, it popped up
> again and I ended up reinstalling RH6.0
> I am baffoozled.  Any help?

Been there...
 ... but I managed to get out of it.  (Thanks to the fact that rpm is
 statically linked and that I happened to be logged in as root on a

As I remember libwcsmbs doesn't work with recent glibc (as in RH6.x),
and if I'm not mistaken you should use locale-ja instead.

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