[GRASS-dev] problems with mkftcap

William Kyngesburye woklist at kyngchaos.com
Wed May 2 15:11:57 EDT 2007

On May 2, 2007, at 10:41 AM, William Kyngesburye wrote:

> I'm having a different problem with mkftcap - it's getting hung up  
> doing nothing.  One on my processors maxes out and there is no disk  
> activity for the find operations.
> I tried cutting out each part separately - find and fc-list - to  
> see if one of those was the problem, but no go.
> Further cutting points to something wrong in the sed lines - if I  
> remove those so the raw find and fc-list results are returned, it  
> finishes.
I found the source of my problem - in my .bash_profile, I set:

export LC_CTYPE="en_US.UTF-8"
export LANG="en_US.UTF-8"

if I unset both, mkftcap works.  I also have:

set dspmbyte = \"utf8\"

but I don't need to change that for mkftcap to work.

I set these (maybe naively?) so my Terminals match the default OSX  
charset of utf8.  The window display settings for Terminal.app  
default to utf8 (and I didn't need to change that either).

William Kyngesburye <kyngchaos*at*kyngchaos*dot*com>

"Mon Dieu! but they are all alike.  Cheating, murdering, lying,  
fighting, and all for things that the beasts of the jungle would not  
deign to possess - money to purchase the effeminate pleasures of  
weaklings.  And yet withal bound down by silly customs that make them  
slaves to their unhappy lot while firm in the belief that they be the  
lords of creation enjoying the only real pleasures of existence....

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