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[perl #22166] Encode::MIME returns false utf8 flag and encodes too few strings
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This is a bug report for perl from Bjoern Jacke <>,
generated with the help of perlbug 1.34 running under perl v5.8.0.

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when using Encode::MIME ...
encoding a string like "=?UTF-8?B?w4RwZmVs?=" into MIME-B is not possible
because none of the contained strings is being quoted and thus encoding to
MIME-B and decoding back doesn't result in "=?UTF-8?B?w4RwZmVs?=" but in
"Äpfel" instead. I fixed this by encoding \x3f, too.

Another problem is when you want to encode and immediately decode from/to
MIME-Q. This does not work because encode returns a string with utf8 flag on.
utf8 flag should be off however, encoding to MIME-B or MIME-Header returns by
the way also a string with utf8 flag off so the this looks very much like a bug
to me. The attached patch fixes this two bugs:


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This perlbug was built using Perl v5.8.0 - Mon Sep  9 18:12:37 UTC 2002
It is being executed now by  Perl v5.8.0 - Mon Sep  9 18:02:36 UTC 2002.

Site configuration information for perl v5.8.0:

Configured by root at Mon Sep  9 18:02:36 UTC 2002.

Summary of my perl5 (revision 5.0 version 8 subversion 0) configuration:
    osname=linux, osvers=2.4.19, archname=i586-linux-thread-multi
    uname='linux bloembergen 2.4.19 #1 mon apr 15 08:57:26 gmt 2002 i686 unknown '
    config_args='-ds -e -Dprefix=/usr -Dusethreads -Di_db -Di_dbm -Di_ndbm -Di_gdbm -Duseshrplib=true'
    hint=recommended, useposix=true, d_sigaction=define
    usethreads=define use5005threads=undef useithreads=define usemultiplicity=define
    useperlio=define d_sfio=undef uselargefiles=define usesocks=undef
    use64bitint=undef use64bitall=undef uselongdouble=undef
    usemymalloc=n, bincompat5005=undef
    cc='cc', ccflags ='-D_REENTRANT -D_GNU_SOURCE -fno-strict-aliasing -D_LARGEFILE_SOURCE -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64',
    optimize='-O3 --pipe',
    cppflags='-D_REENTRANT -D_GNU_SOURCE -fno-strict-aliasing'
    ccversion='', gccversion='3.2', gccosandvers=''
    intsize=4, longsize=4, ptrsize=4, doublesize=8, byteorder=1234
    d_longlong=define, longlongsize=8, d_longdbl=define, longdblsize=12
    ivtype='long', ivsize=4, nvtype='double', nvsize=8, Off_t='off_t', lseeksize=8
    alignbytes=4, prototype=define
  Linker and Libraries:
    ld='cc', ldflags =''
    libpth=/lib /usr/lib /usr/local/lib
    libs=-lnsl -ldl -lm -lpthread -lc -lcrypt -lutil
    perllibs=-lnsl -ldl -lm -lpthread -lc -lcrypt -lutil
    libc=, so=so, useshrplib=true,
  Dynamic Linking:
    dlsrc=dl_dlopen.xs, dlext=so, d_dlsymun=undef, ccdlflags='-rdynamic -Wl,-rpath,/usr/lib/perl5/5.8.0/i586-linux-thread-multi/CORE'
    cccdlflags='-fPIC', lddlflags='-shared'

Locally applied patches:

@INC for perl v5.8.0:

Environment for perl v5.8.0:
    LANGUAGE (unset)
    LD_LIBRARY_PATH (unset)
    LOGDIR (unset)
    PERL_BADLANG (unset)

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