Your message dated Wed, 16 Oct 2019 22:01:34 +0200
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and subject line Fixed since glibc 2.9
has caused the Debian Bug report #439720,
regarding libc6: iconv -o clobbers input file, unlike sort -o
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Package: libc6
Version: 2.6.1-1+b1
Severity: normal

The whole point of the -o option, it seems to me, is to allow
    iconv foo -o foo 
to work correctly, the way it does for sort(1).
    iconv foo > bar
would be sufficient.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'stable'), (400, 'unstable'), (1, 
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.21-2-686 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US, LC_CTYPE=en_US (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages libc6 depends on:
ii  libgcc1                       1:4.2.1-4  GCC support library

libc6 recommends no packages.

-- no debconf information

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Package: glibc
Version: 2.9-1

This seems to be the same as upstream bug #5903[1], which has been fixed
in glibc 2.9.  Currently I don't have glibc 2.9 at hand, but I have
verified that "iconv foo -o foo" works as desired in Debian 6 and later.


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