EBCDIC to ASCII Binary conversion issue on Solaris i-series Unix


 
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Old 11-12-2010
EBCDIC to ASCII Binary conversion issue on Solaris i-series Unix

Hi All,

I am facing EBCDIC to ASCII Binary conversion on Solaris i-series Unix system.
However this is working fine on Solaris Sparc Unix system.
Input file having EBCDIC format does not work on Solaris i-series Unix system.
Could you please tell me, what will be the root cause for same?
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Old 11-12-2010
"Solaris i-series Unix system" ?
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Old 11-12-2010
Maybe O/P means IBM iSeries server range (some of which can run Solaris).

There is not enough information to guess what the problem is though.
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Old 11-12-2010
I am working on one application, which basically take input file in EBCDIC file format, application parse the input file into ASCII file format. and hence output is readable to user.
I have two Solaris Unix setups, one is Solaris Sparc whereas other one is Solaris i386.
I am able to parse input file on Sparc Unix , however similar is not possible on i386 Unix server.
As I have executable file on Sparc Machine and hence i need to re execute code on i386 too. There is no compilation error on i386.

I am not sure about the issue, however I think, issue is with input file format ie EBCDIC. I Mean... EBCDIC file format which is generated on Sparc Solaris Unix Machine is not compatible with i386 Solaris Machine, and hence it gives me Memory Block reading issue on i386.
I need solution on same, what to do for this type of situation?
Thanks in Advance.
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Old 11-12-2010
Have you tried converting the file using dd? Eg.
Code:
dd if=ebcdic.file of=ascii.file conv=ascii

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Old 11-12-2010
yes, I used this command, unfortunately for client's input file, output is not in proper ASCII format. File is not readable.
However this command works fine for all input file which I created myself.
do you have any other way to generate from EBCDIC to ASCII file?
iconv command is not supported on Solaris machine.
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Old 11-12-2010
Quote:
iconv command is not supported on Solaris machine.
Are you sure about this?


What precise version of Solaris are you running on each computer?

What software did you use which worked on the Sparc system?
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