Libiconv confusion on 10.0-RELEASE

Johan Hendriks joh.hendriks at gmail.com
Thu Mar 20 15:00:15 UTC 2014


Dr. Peter Voigt schreef:
> 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:
> https://forums.freebsd.org/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=44658
> https://forums.freebsd.org/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=44644
> https://forums.freebsd.org/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=44659
>
> 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
> devel/glib20
> sysutils/polkit
> graphics/liblqr-1
> sysutils/upower
> x11-toolkits/pango
> astro/xplanet
> editors/vim
> ftp/proftpd
> converters/php5-iconv
> mail/claws-mail
> lang/vala-vapigen
>
> 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
> libiconv-1.14_2                converters/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
> some advice:
>
> 1.) Should I try to get rid of converters/libiconv with respect to the
>      above dependencies?
>
> 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:
>      portmaster -Raf
>      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
>      need converters/libiconv?
>
> I do appreciate any advice on this topic.
>
> Regards,
> Peter
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As far as I know, there is some libiconv functionality missing in the 
base libiconv implementation.
That is the reason some ports installed converters/libiconv from ports.

regards
Johan




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