libiconv pulled in by pkg upgrade? lots of errors after that

Anton Shterenlikht mexas at
Sun Feb 23 11:48:33 UTC 2014

>From swhetzel at Sun Feb 23 11:21:05 2014
>On Sun, Feb 23, 2014 at 2:51 AM, Anton Shterenlikht <mexas at> wrote:
>> pkg upgrade pulled libiconv.
>> Now I get errors like:
>>  # gphoto2 -l
>> /usr/local/lib/libgphoto2/ Undefined symbol "__bsd_iconv_open"
>>  firefox
>> /usr/local/lib/firefox/ Undefined symbol "__bsd_iconv_open"
>> If I delete libiconv, then I get:
>>  firefox
>> XPCOMGlueLoad error for file /usr/local/lib/firefox/
>> Shared object "" not found, required by ""
>> Couldn't load XPCOM.
>> so I probably now need to rebuild all these ports
>> manually:
>> [1/1] Deleting libiconv-1.14_1...
>> libiconv-1.14_1 is required by: glib-2.36.3_2 gobject-introspection-1.36.0_2 libIDL-0.8.14_1 polkit-0.105_1 cairo-1.10.2_7,2 pango-1.34.1_1 consolekit-0.4.3 librsvg2-2.36.4 gconf2-2.32.0_3, deleting anyway
>> Anyway, I thought libiconv was gone for good
>> from ports, as it is available in base from 10.
>> I'm on 11-current, so not sure what's going on.
>There are some ports (i.e php-iconvm devel/glib2) that require the
>libiconv port due to they rely on a gnu feature that is not
>implemented in FreeBSD'x posix compliant libiconv in base.
>The message in devel/glib2/Makefile:
># iconv:wchar_t - our iconv in base doesn't support utf-8 -> wchar_t (boooo)
># (wchar_t is used by glibmm, rawtherapee triggered this)
>USES= gettext gmake iconv:wchar_t pathfix pkgconfig shebangfix perl5

ok, but I'm still not clear how to recover from this.

pkg check -srda doesn't report any issues, yet:

$ firefox 
/usr/local/lib/firefox/ Undefined symbol "__bsd_iconv_open"

$ monsterz
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/local/share/monsterz/", line 15, in <module>
    import pygame
  File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/pygame/", line 95, in <module>
    from pygame.base import *
ImportError: /usr/local/lib/ Undefined symbol "__bsd_iconv"

So what's going on?



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