configure fail in a test performed with -liconv

Tijl Coosemans tijl at
Fri Feb 14 08:56:11 UTC 2014

On Thu, 13 Feb 2014 22:34:58 +0100 Rodrigo OSORIO wrote:
> On 02/13/14 21:37, Rodrigo OSORIO wrote:
>> I'm dealing with an issue in irc/scrollz port. The configure
>> script fail and return a "getaddrinfo bug" caused by a failure when
>> it compiles the conftest binary.
>> In fact, conftest is compiled with the -liconv flag, but ld can't 
>> found it.
>> Here is the command executed to compile the code
>> cc -o conftest -O2 -pipe -fno-strict-aliasing -I/usr/local/include 
>> -I/usr/local/include  -Wl,-rpath=/usr/lib:/usr/local/lib 
>> -Wl,-rpath=/usr/lib:/usr/local/lib conftest.c -lcrypt
>> -L/usr/local/lib -L/usr/local/lib -liconv
>> And the error
>> /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -liconv cc: error: linker command failed
>> with exit code 1 (use -v to see invocation)
>> Iconv isn't required in any way by the application, but the flag
>> is managed by the --enable-utf8 flag, if I call configure disabling
>> utf8 support (--disable-utf8) config finish its work without
>> error.
>> Any idea or suggestion?
> After few tests and as an alternative, this code taken from the proter
> handbook and modifies a little, does the job pretty well (I hope)
> post-patch:
> .if empty(ICONV_LIB)
>         # native iconv detected
>         @${REINPLACE_CMD} -e 's|-liconv||' ${WRKSRC}/configure
> .endif
> Does it make sense for any of you ?

Try this instead:

	@${REINPLACE_CMD} -e 's|-liconv|${ICONV_LIB}|' ${WRKSRC}/configure

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