Subject: Re: iconv problems after update?
To: Greg Troxel <>
From: Chavdar Ivanov <>
List: current-users
Date: 03/16/2007 15:28:47
On 16/03/07, Greg Troxel <> wrote:
> I updated to current from yesterday morning (i386).  gnome hangs on
> starting, but I can start some things manually (panel) but not others
> (panel applets).  I'm getting messages like:
> Window manager warning: Log level 16: Error converting from UTF-8 to STRING: Conversion from character set 'UTF-8' to 'ISO-8859-1' is not supported
> The following command seems to work on a netbsd-4 system:
> iconv -f utf-8 -t iso-8859-1 .sh_environment

Same here - just finished release and blindly upgraded one of
my systems, even if I've read that message before...

> but on my current system produces
> iconv: iconv_open(iso-8859-1, utf-16): Invalid argument
> I'm updating to rebuild in case this is fixed, but it seems something
> is borked in our in-tree iconv support.  My system does not have
> pkgsrc iconv.
> --
>     Greg Troxel <>
Chavdar Ivanov