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Date:      Wed, 13 Sep 2017 00:00:51 +0200
From:      Edwin Ancaer <>
To:        Jan Beich <>
Subject:   Re: Installing ICU ports on freebsd 11.0
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thanks for looking into this.

I also found 25M for icudt58l.dat
[edwin@ottopedi ~]$ pkg info -l icu | fgrep icudt | xargs du -Ah
 25M    /usr/local/share/icu/58.2/icudt58l.dat.

Before coming to the FreeBSD list, someone on the GNUstep-list checked my
code, and it worked out OK for him.
The difference we saw was that he had a of 25M, so we
supposed there was some ICU-issue.

Now maybe his version (55 I presume) was working differently than mine
(59), or generated without the  --with-data-packaging=archive, and it is
that that causes the problems for GNUstep.

Is it worth trying to build devel/icu without this option, or would that be
a bad id?

Kind regards, and thanks for looking into this?


2017-09-12 18:59 GMT+02:00 Jan Beich <>:

> Edwin Ancaer <> writes:
> > I installed GNUstep on Freebsd 11.0, and I seem to be having a problem
> > with the localization methods for Dates and Times in GNUstep. While
> > everything seems to be OK when calling these methods, the results are
> > wrong.
> Do you have a sample code or steps to reproduce? Maybe file a bug, so
> maintainer can help filter out GNUstep-specific issues.
> > Apparently, the library  /usr/local/lib/ should be
> > several megabytes, while I find it is only 1.1K.
> devel/icu is built --with-data-packaging=archive which means the data
> ends up in icudt* file e.g.,
> $ pkg info -l icu | fgrep icudt | xargs du -Ah
>  25M    /usr/local/share/icu/59.1/icudt59l.dat

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