I’ve been having some problems with charsets (character sets) when using FreeNAS, rsync, deltacopy, and cygwin.
The filenames on a Windows box are either in UTF-8 or ISO-8859-1 (Latin1). The FreeNAS uses rsync to backup the files on the windows box, and saves them to a RAID array. I wasn’t sure if it was rsync, or FreeNAS causing the problem, but all characters with more than 7 significant bits (8 or more) were being “escaped” such as \#303 instead of Ñ.
I found the solution by using the “-8” flag in rsync. Also, I overwrote the cygwin.dll file supplied by DeltaCopy with a UTF-8-modified cygwin.dll, restarted DeltaCopy, and the filenames appeared correctly and in UTF-8 (instead of ISO8859-1).
As always, remember to BACKUP before journeying on with this! Good Luck!
The Pale Blue Dot
Look at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out there lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilizations, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every “superstar,” every “supreme leader,” every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there — on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.”
– Carl Sagan, 1934 – 1996
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I must say I found openSUSE 11.2 to be a major disappointment. I’ve come to expect better, much better, from Novell. If it weren’t for the stability issues with KDE and relatively poor netbook support this distribution would have been a keeper for me. There really is a lot to like. Perhaps the results will be different for people with different hardware. For me, though, openSUSE 11.2 just doesn’t compare favorably to the other major distributions and I can’t recommend it at this time.
These are from Barack’s Facebook page. Hope his administration doesn’t mind.