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AW: pkg/26056: pgksrc/apache/subversion packages lack dependency on libiconv

From: Hunkel, Manfred <M.Hunkel_at_t-systems.com>
Date: 2004-06-29 09:45:26 CEST


I apologise for my out-of-office reply in German only. Will make that more
universally intelligible next time :-)

Yes, I know SVN doesn't depend on libiconv, but us European folks with the
funny diacritical marks around characters in their native languages will
not be able to properly use those characters in filenames and/or log messages
unless libiconv is included in aprutil, at least.

Could you please explain to me (a non-pksrc-expert), how that "knob" would work?
Is there a way to perhaps automagically include libiconv in the configure/build
process, when libiconv is detected to have already been installed on the system
during to the SVN or Apache build?

Including a very clear hint in the respective packages' READMEs regarding the
importance of having libiconv would appear to be a viable solution for international
users, I should think. It took me a long time to figure out what's been missing.

I'm cross-posting this to the SVN users' list, since some of the folks there will be
happy to see yet another phenomenon explained.


-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: epg@gould.diplodocus.org [mailto:epg@gould.diplodocus.org]Im
Auftrag von Eric Gillespie
Gesendet am: Freitag, 25. Juni 2004 20:22
An: Hunkel, Manfred
Cc: tech-pkg@netbsd.org; gnats-bugs@gnats.NetBSD.org
Betreff: Re: pkg/26056: pgksrc/apache/subversion packages lack
dependency on libiconv

m.hunkel@t-systems.com writes:

> >Description:
> Installed Apache/SVN from pkgsrc. Build & install work ok, but
> libiconv ought to be included among the dependencies somewhere
> (see below). Otherwise, the re'll be no locale support for SVN
> clients run server-side, i.e. those clients will be unable to
> obey LC_CTYPE locale definitions and thus unable to deal with
> e.g. filenames with accented characters.

> >Fix:

> Make at least apr-util package dependent on a suitable version
> of libiconv. Not sure where to best introduce that dependency
> (i.e. apr-util, httpd, or subversion).

But Subversion does *NOT* depend on libiconv. I have been using
it for years without libiconv installed, and i don't want to
install it now. I can add a knob to make apr depend on libiconv,
but i don't think it should be the default.

Eric Gillespie <*> epg@pretzelnet.org

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