Re:?==?utf-8?q? devel/sope: make (stage-qa) now fails with DEVELOPER=yes complaining about iconv dependency

Euan Thoms euan at
Fri Jul 15 15:22:37 UTC 2016

On Friday, July 15, 2016 15:26 SGT, Kubilay Kocak <koobs at> wrote: 
> On 15/07/2016 5:17 PM, Martin Waschbüsch wrote:
> > 
> >> 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?
> If something in a port links to libiconv (or anything else), then
> the dependency should be registered in that port
OK, thanks guys. I will add libiconv as a LIB_DEPENDS. But I still think there may be a bug. The make error tells me to use USES+=iconv and it doesn't work, I still get the same error about libiconv not being specified as a dependancy.
Regards, Euan Thoms 

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