Subject: Re: fontforge and libiconv
To: Tyler Mitchell <>
From: Adam Ciarcinski <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 08/10/2005 13:42:55
> Hi,
> I tried building fontforge today on NetBSD 3.99.7. It compiled fine, but when 
> running it complained heavily about libiconv; apparently it was unable to 
> support several encodings, such as MacRoman.
> The quick fix for me was to add
> to /etc/mk.conf.
> Some questions:
> 1. Why use the builtin libiconv? (The existence of a 
> converters/libiconv/ file tells me that there must be a good 
> reason.)
> 2. Is my "fix" a good solution? (Is it better for other packages to use the 
> pkgsrc libiconv?)
> 3. Is there a way to force just fontforge to use pkgsrc libiconv?
> Any comments/suggestions/jokes would be most welcome.  Thanks,

There are some packages that work better from pkgsrc. :)
Use something like:
PREFER_PKGSRC+= zlib render Xft2 libiconv
in your /etc/mk.conf

Kind regards,