DB entry encoding problem after upgrade

Hi rt-users,

After upgrading from 3.6.6 to 3.8.1 every german umlaut in existing tickest
is displayed incorrectly. Umlauts are displayed correctly if I create a new
ticket so I asume there were some changes to the Decoder/Encoder (DB <->
Decoder/Encoder <-> Email/Web) since 3.6.6.

To fix my DB encoding problem I would:

  • dump the affected rt tables (those needed for searching tickets, I don’t
    care about the other tables)
  • decode them the old way
  • encode it the way it is now done
  • update the DB.

Could you please give me a hint on the DB encoding used in 3.6.1 so I can
properly decode the old DB entries? Is it correct that the current DB
encoding is utf-8?

Maybe the reason for my situation is that I did not install 3.8.1 from
scratch, I upgraded from 3.6.6 to 3.8.1 by running “make upgrade” and
extending the rt database by running “rt-test-dependencies” as suggestest by
"make upgrade".

Christoph Szeppek

Hallo!

ich empfehle die Lektuere der Datei UPGRADING.mysql (findet sich im RT
tar-ball)
Oder das lesen der Mailinglist Archive.

Sollte sich das jetzt etwas nach RTFM anhoeren, dann …

Lieben Gruss!

svenOn Di, 2008-09-16 at 12:38 +0200, Christoph Szeppek wrote:

Hi rt-users,

After upgrading from 3.6.6 to 3.8.1 every german umlaut in existing tickest
is displayed incorrectly. Umlauts are displayed correctly if I create a new
ticket so I asume there were some changes to the Decoder/Encoder (DB <->
Decoder/Encoder <-> Email/Web) since 3.6.6.

To fix my DB encoding problem I would:

  • dump the affected rt tables (those needed for searching tickets, I don’t
    care about the other tables)
  • decode them the old way
  • encode it the way it is now done
  • update the DB.

Could you please give me a hint on the DB encoding used in 3.6.1 so I can
properly decode the old DB entries? Is it correct that the current DB
encoding is utf-8?

Maybe the reason for my situation is that I did not install 3.8.1 from
scratch, I upgraded from 3.6.6 to 3.8.1 by running “make upgrade” and
extending the rt database by running “rt-test-dependencies” as suggestest by
"make upgrade".