Subject: Re: libiconv not working
To: Hisashi T Fujinaka <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 08/09/2003 15:22:57
In message <Pine.NEB.4.56.0308091208270.4392@kerry>, Hisashi T Fujinaka writes:
>On Sat, 9 Aug 2003, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
>> In message <>, Stoned
> El
>> ipot writes:
>> >On Sat, Aug 09, 2003 at 12:47:56PM -0400, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
>> >[SNIP]
>> >> Any hints on how to do that?  I've pkg_delete'd everything in sight
>> >> that appears to be a prerequisite.
>> >
>> >That was not that, sorry.
>> >
>> >Everybuddy's src/Makefile.{am,in} unconditionally adds '-liconv' to its LIB
>> >variable...
>> >
>> >I've committed a fix to pkgsrc/chat/everybuddy/Makefile. Please update and 
>> >again.
>> Thanks, will do.  I believe there are other packages with the same
>> problem.  A grep through pkgsrc suggests that gnomeicu, maybe
>> centericq, gaim-gtk1, p5-Text-Iconv, fonts/oto, graphics/apla,
>> lang/clisp may be affected.  (I'm not certain about all of these.)
>Aha. abiword, I think, is in the same boat.

My grep through pkgsrc didn't spot abiword, but I did indeed have 
trouble with it.  However, I don't remember if that was before or after 
I deleted libiconv -- I was trying *lots* of things.

		--Steve Bellovin,