Libiconv confusion on 10.0-RELEASE
Dr. Peter Voigt
pvoigt at uos.de
Thu Mar 20 18:57:08 UTC 2014
Am Thu, 20 Mar 2014 12:20:43 -0400
schrieb Robert Huff <roberthuff at rcn.com>:
> Johan Hendriks <joh.hendriks at gmail.com> writes:
> > 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.
> From reading the mailing lists and skimming the PRs, it
> appears subversion may be such a port. Is there a current list of
> ports know to need the ports version of iconv?
> Robert Huff
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Thanks on feedback to all.
Meanwhile I've read a lot about iconv and to be honest, things are
becoming even less clear. I am having not enough experience with FreeBSD
to completely judge the situation. But obviously replacement of the
ports version of iconv is still an ongoing process somehow related to
Besides the full list of affected ports I would like to know, if the
11 ports on my 10.0-RELEASE system currently depending on
converters/libiconv all really have to. Or could they be built against
the base iconv? My attempts so far to rebuild them with
the /usr/ports/UPDATING advice was not successful. My feeling says
that information about iconv in /usr/ports/UPDATING is not complete.
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