Subject: Re: Hidden(?) dependancy between devel/gmake and
To: Lars Nordlund <>
From: Juan RP <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 05/09/2005 12:57:54
On Sun, 08 May 2005 23:20:55 +0200
Lars Nordlund <> wrote:

> Hello
> I am trying to understand how there can be a dependancy between gmake
> and libiconv and why it is _not_ showing up in the DEPENDS /
> BUILD_DEPENDS variables.


> Huh? show-depends-dirs gave the empty list, but it started installing
> libiconv anyway. The only link to from gmake to libiconv I can find is
> through the included gettext-lib/ file. A bit strange
> since gettext-lib will never be installed. Most likely the reason for
> pulling in libiconv, but there is still a problem. Doing a 'make
> clean-depends' will _not_ clean libiconv.

Are you using NetBSD 1.6? you can try something like this to see the
buildlink dependencies:




There is a libiconv dependency because your system maybe doesn't
have it or libiconv/ can't find it.