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    SubjectRe: [Orinoco-users] linux-firmware binary corruption with gitweb
    On Wed, 2009-03-04 at 23:52 +0000, Dave wrote:
    > binmode STDOUT, ':raw';
    > - print <$fd>;
    > + #print <$fd>;
    > + $output .= <$fd>;
    > binmode STDOUT, ':utf8'; # as set at the beginning of
    > gitweb.cgi

    Nice catch!

    Looking at the gitweb repository from, two instances of
    circumventing binmode were introduced by this commit:

    commit c79ae555fb3c89d91b4cafbfce306e695720507b
    Author: John Hawley <warthog9@voot-cruiser.localdomain>
    Date: Thu Dec 28 21:59:43 2006 -0800

    Last of the changes to deal with channeling the text through the caching
    engine. Wow is this a total hack.

    The original behavior was restored in git_snapshot() by the recent
    commit c15229acd9bedf165f1eb05d99fa989d3b9f3e32, but git_blob_plain()
    remains broken.

    I don't see an easy fix. We cannot manipulate the blob to counteract
    the encoding, as it may not be valid utf-8, and therefore won't be
    output in the utf-8 mode.

    Maybe binmode should be raw everywhere, and adding to $output should
    recode data to utf-8 from other encodings where needed, but it would be
    a massive patch, I'm afraid. Or it would be a small patch requiring
    massive testing.

    Adding John Hawley to cc:

    Pavel Roskin

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