error "Undefined symbol" while running fetchmail

Dan Nelson dnelson at
Thu Apr 24 15:12:34 PDT 2003

In the last episode (Apr 25), DJ Boris said:
> hm reinstalling gettext-0.11.5_1 didn't help
> here is what mine returns.....
> # nm /usr/local/lib/ | grep stpcpy
>          U stpcpy
> this version of gettext requires libiconv-1.8_2 and I have
> libiconv-1.8_1 because fetchmail-6.1.0 requires it. so then I install
> libiconv-1.8_2 to stop gettext from complaining but then fetchmail
> gives me a warning that it needs libiconv-1.8_1 and not
> libiconv-1.8_2
> it seems like this is a vicious circle....
> any other idea what could be the problem?

Is your ports tree up to date?  You should really be installing

Run "make configure" in ports/devel/gettext; you should see something
like this:

 checking for utimes... yes
 checking for memset... yes
 checking for stpcpy... no
 checking for strcspn... yes
 checking for strcasecmp... yes

which means that gettext could not find stpcpy and it will use an
internal vesion instead.

	Dan Nelson
	dnelson at

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