Libiconv confusion on 10.0-RELEASE
Dr. Peter Voigt
pvoigt at uos.de
Thu Mar 20 14:42:36 UTC 2014
I am running a fresh installation of 10.0-RELEASE since its
publication at the end of January this year. I have installed many
ports since then and all dependencies are OK.
Yesterday I have stumbled across several posts in the forum making me
aware of a major change in handling port converters/libiconv:
10.0-RELEASE ships with its own version of iconv so that there is no
need to install port converters/libiconv anymore.
Some of these posts are:
Immediately I have studied /usr/ports/UPDATING and have found this
confirmed with the 20130904 entry telling me at the same time how to
remove converters/libiconv from the system.
First I checked dependencies from converters/libiconv:
# pkg query %ro libiconv
Then I've issued as proposed:
# pkg query %ro libiconv >ports_to_update
# pkg delete -f libiconv
# cat ports_to_update | xargs portmaster
All ports depending on converters/libiconv have been rebuilt but
converters/libiconv has been reinstalled with all the above ports
depending on it again:
# pkg info -o libiconv
At the same time /usr/ports/UPDATING tells me that some ports still
need converters/libiconv. At this point I am completely lost and need
1.) Should I try to get rid of converters/libiconv with respect to the
2.) If 1.) = "YES": How can I achieve it, because the proposed way
in /usr/ports/UPDATING does not work.
In one of the above links following is proposed:
which should rebuild all ports.
Is there any switch needed in /etc/make.conf to convice ports of
not using converters/libiconv?
3.) Is there a list of known ports that definitely
I do appreciate any advice on this topic.
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