dweimer dweimer at
Tue Feb 11 23:30:17 UTC 2014

On 02/11/2014 3:15 pm, Tijl Coosemans wrote:
> On Tue, 11 Feb 2014 12:38:32 -0600 dweimer wrote:
>> On 02/11/2014 8:17 am, Dale Scott wrote:
>>>> Does anybody know if its possible to get the converters/php55-iconv
>>>> port to install on FreeBSD 10 without, installing 
>>>> converters/libiconv?
>>> Installed ok for me. I built php5 from ports in order to build the
>>> Apache module, then built php55-iconv from ports using 
>>> php5-extensions.
>>> $ uname -a
>>> FreeBSD firefly.scc.local 10.0-RELEASE FreeBSD 10.0-RELEASE #0 
>>> r260789:
>>> Fri Jan 17 01:46:25 UTC 2014
>>> root at  i386
>>> $ pkg info | grep iconv
>>> php55-iconv-5.5.7              The iconv shared extension for php
>>> $
>> It does install, and work, however it also installed
>> converters/libiconv, after which devel/pear failed to build.  Also NUT
>> stopped working, at least it wouldn't load my UPS driver (powerpannel)
>> removing converters/php55-iconv and converters/libiconv fixed the pear
>> build issue, and rebuilding sysutils/nut without it installed resolved
>> its issue as well. (well actually I rebuilt all ports, NUT doesn't
>> require libiconv, but it uses gmake, which does).
>> I may have been hit by the order in which I installed things, having
>> some things using one iconv and the others another.  However a
>> portmaster -af failed to correct the issue until removing
>> converters/libiconv.
> When upgrading to FreeBSD 10 you can continue to use your installed 
> ports
> but once you want to update or rebuild a port it may be best to remove 
> all
> ports first and then reinstall them.  So many things have change in 
> FreeBSD
> 10 that reinstalling one by one like portmaster does may not be 
> sufficient.

The system was built on FreeBSD 10 originally, and not upgraded, I only 
did the portmaster -af after running into problems, in an attempt to fix 
them, not as part of an upgrade.  The problems showed up after 
installing an update using portmaster -r that reinstalled several ports 
after the php55-iconv and libiconv was installed.

    Dean E. Weimer

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