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Date: Tue, 9 Feb 2021 17:29:15 +0100
From: Jakub Wilk <>
To: <>
Subject: Re: charset.alias in pkexec/glib/gnulib

* Jakub Wilk <>, 2017-06-23, 20:23:
>* Tavis Ormandy <>, 2014-07-13, 18:59:
>>because pkexec links to glib, the built-in iconv/gconv conversion 
>>stuff is used by default. This allows you to setup aliases, which 
>>are of the form "charset <arbitrary alias>", for example:
>>$ echo "UTF-7 ThisIsAnAlias" > charset.alias
>>$ CHARSET=ThisIsAnAlias CHARSETALIASDIR=$(pwd) pkexec
>>pkexec --version +AHw
>>      --help +AHw
>>      --disable-internal-agent +AHw
>>      +AFs---user username+AF0 PROGRAM +AFs-ARGUMENTS...+AF0

I believe this was fixed in glib 2.63.6:

Jakub Wilk

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