iconv in base breaks multiple ports

Ulrich Spörlein uqs at FreeBSD.org
Sun Oct 20 18:27:27 UTC 2013

Hey all,

ever since that iconv thing replaced the ports version, I run into
trouble with several ports that I have installed on a -CURRENT (now
stable/10 system).

These are not compile-time errors, but crashes or limited functionality
where I blame iconv :)

1. www/newsbeuter crashes during startup, somewhere in the stfl code
that deals with wide char functions.

2. devel/git: when using git-svn, it'll segfault in the perl code, not
sure how to get a backtrace here as gdb's follow-fork doesn't quite

3. multimedia/xbmc is no longer able to decode unicode filenames and
other things are broken. It spews an endless stream of 
19:36:00 T:34594644992   ERROR: convert_checked iconv_open() failed from WCHAR_T to UTF-8, errno=22(Invalid argument)
19:36:00 T:34594644992   ERROR: convert_checked iconv_open() failed from UTF-8 to WCHAR_T, errno=22(Invalid argument)
19:37:00 T:34594644992   ERROR: Previous line repeats 9656 times.

Is my system hexed? I've rebuilt the ports/packages a dozen times now.
Am I seeing ghosts?


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