devel/sope: make (stage-qa) now fails with DEVELOPER=yes complaining about iconv dependency

Martin Waschbüsch martin at
Fri Jul 15 07:17:24 UTC 2016

> Am 14.07.2016 um 23:29 schrieb Euan Thoms <euan at>:
> On Friday, July 15, 2016 01:11 SGT, Walter Schwarzenfeld <w.schwarzenfeld at> wrote: 
>> I think this statements should be only warnings. Cause not all  of these 
>> statements are right and each maintianer should decide which "USES" or 
>> "LIB_DEPENDS" are necessairely and which not.
> Well, I don't know enough to comment about whether it should be classed as a warning or an error. But there's definetely a bug in the ports Mk system, since adding USES+=iconv does not remove the error. I don't think I even need iconv as a dependency, it should be included lower down in the dependency tree.

I am not sure about this. At the very least, sope-core does use iconv in its NGExtensions (e.g. NSString+Encoding.m).
Can we really assume some lower dependency package already pulls iconv in?

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