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Re: converters/libiconv-1.16

Kamil Rytarowski <> writes:

> On 11.10.2019 05:42, Frédéric Fauberteau wrote:
>> Hi folks,
> Is there any reason to use it on NetBSD? It silently breaks programs
> that pick iconv.h, as it overwrites /usr/include/iconv.h and later
> defines libiconv specific symbols that are absent in libc.
> This breaks e.g. GDB for ./ tools
> I had bad experience with it and in my opinion it should be marked as
> not applicable/broken/unwanted for NetBSD.

I don't follow this.  In pkgsrc, there are often things that replicate
what's in NetBSD base.   We have to decide whether to use
base or pkgsrc for things in pkgsrc that express dependencies on that
package. on NetBSD arguably shouldn't be looking in pkgsrc, and if it
does, it should use include/ and lib/ both.

Can you explain "overwrites /usr/include/iconv.h"?   I am not aware of
anything in pkgsrc writing to /usr/include, and if there is something,
that sounds like a bug to be fixed.

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