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Simplepie 1.1 Requires either mbstring or iconv

DouglasHolland
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Registered: 02-08-2007

Simplepie 1.1 Requires either mbstring or iconv

Previous versions of simplepie allowed you to 'get away' without iconv, or mbstring enabled (effectively limiting language support). However the new released version will not work without one of these being enabled.
According to PHP Info PlusNet do include iconv in the Configure Command, but don't appear to enable it!
So the question is how do I enable iconv?
This is particularly annoying beecause simplepie v1.1 is running on my test and development site on another Host with nay problems.
DIH

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Re: Simplepie 1.1 Requires either mbstring or iconv

Apparently that requirement is a bug. See http://simplepie.org/wiki/setup/requirements
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Either PHP's multibyte string extension OR iconv extension. There is a bug in the current version that REQUIRES one or the other.
jelv (a.k.a Spoon Whittler)
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DouglasHolland
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Re: Simplepie 1.1 Requires either mbstring or iconv

Thanks Jelv.
Because everything OK in another place, I must admit to NOT Checking the Wiki.
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Apparently that requirement is a bug. See http://simplepie.org/wiki/setup/requirements

I will for PlusNet Only drop back to the previous version.
Although I must admit that I am getting slightly irriatated by PlusNet not moving to PHP 5.x as this would have meant bug, or not it wouldn't have been a problem.
DIH