making ICONV default net/rsync option (was: Re: rsync port)

Emanuel Haupt ehaupt at
Wed Dec 7 08:53:55 UTC 2016

Alan Braslau <alan.braslau at> wrote:
> Hello,
> The iconv option of the rsync port is extremely useful, indeed
> necessary when exchanging files with systems that have different
> encoding (such as MacOS).
> It might be useful to create a dependent port, net/rsync-iconv, that
> would include this option by default. This way, one could use binary
> packages without compiling from /usr/ports.
> Currently, I install in jails a binary package in that I created
> locally. However, updating always proposes to replace this package
> with the standard one due to changed options. I do not know of a way
> to avoid this other than through the creation of the dependent port
> as suggested here. If this not be a good idea, might you have any
> other suggestions?
> Thank you, in advance.
> -- 
> Alan Braslau

I agree that the ICONV options is indeed very useful. I wouldn't mind
turning it on by default rather than creating an extra slave port.
After all it is a standard configure option and not a third party patch.

I'm cc'ing ports@ for discussion.


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