Subject: Re: fontforge and libiconv
To: Tyler Mitchell <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Adam Ciarcinski <email@example.com>
Date: 08/10/2005 13:42:55
> 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/builtin.mk file tells me that there must be a good
> 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