iconv in base breaks multiple ports

Ulrich Spörlein uqs at FreeBSD.org
Wed Oct 23 14:57:02 UTC 2013

2013/10/23 Sergio de Almeida Lenzi <lenzi.sergio at gmail.com>:
> ... and the verdict is in. Building src w/o iconv, then re-installing
> converters/libiconv and rebuilding the ports fixes at least
> newsbeuter, I'll now let multimedia/xbmc (and requirements) rebuild
> over night and then prepare a patch to allow -CURRENT + libiconv for
> those people that like a working system.
> I'm also looping re@
>  in, as they might want to hear about showstoppers
> for the 10.0 release.
> Cheers,
> Uli
> I have built a system from scratch freeBSD11 all without libiconv
> because I need to test the radeonkm (everything works as expected with
> accelerated video)
> and than full gnome2 (about 980 packages) including libreoffice, firefox,
> vlc,
> mono, monodevelop, gnome-subtilles... and everything works
> in the libiconv port there is a trap that prevents it from building in a
> system > freeBSD10...
> the only problem was: inkscape and net-snmp... but the last version of svn
> works...
> Hope clarify things for you....  if you need the packages I can give access
> in the internet...

Well, it doesn't match my experience. xbmc also seems to no longer
spew thousands of errors per second now that I've rebuild it with
ports' libiconv.

Could you please install www/newsbeuter on your system and see if it
starts up correctly? (you might need to wait for my build-fix on
-CURRENT to go in). Are you actually using a locale/encoding different
from 'C'? Are you using a wide encoding like UTF-8? Maybe that can
narrow down the source of the problem.


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