libiconv on 10.0-RELEASE

nano nanotek at
Sat Feb 1 07:56:24 UTC 2014

On 1/02/2014 6:54 PM, Guido Falsi wrote:
> On 02/01/14 08:50, nano wrote:
>> I try to use packages where I can, but often programs require
>> non-default build options so I have to build from ports. I'm often
>> warned to not mix ports with packages; what is your take on this?
> It can work but better avoid it. It's not as bad as crossing the streams
> but could cause problems.
> Difficult to foresee what kind of problems and why because it depends on
> too many factors.
> I know users who have always been mixing a few hand build ports with a
> mostly package system without problems. It can be done if one knows what
> he's doing. But it's not the officially supported way of doing things.

I'll stick to ports till building my own repository then. Thanks again, 
Guido. I appreciate all your advice.


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