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Date:      Mon, 25 Mar 2013 14:34:47 -0500
From:      Antonio Olivares <>
To:        FreeBSD Questions <>
Subject:   Re: gettext problem in FreeBSD 8.3 system hosed
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Dear folks,

On Mon, Mar 25, 2013 at 11:52 AM, Antonio Olivares
<> wrote:
> Dear folks,
> As following /usr/port/UPDATING, I ran into a bit of trouble.  System
> is hosed and I cannot update any ports.  I tried to follow advice
> here:
> 20130316:
>   AFFECTS: users of converters/libiconv and devel/gettext
>   libiconv now handles the lib/charset.alias file instead of devel/gettext.
>   If you are using pkgng 'and' upgrading from source with portupgrade or
>   portmaster, first delete gettext, upgrade libiconv, then reinstall gettext.
>   # pkg delete -f devel/gettext
>   # portmaster converters/libiconv devel/gettext
>     or
>   # pkg delete -f devel/gettext
>   # portupgrade converters/libiconv devel/gettext
> but I get error(s) in gettext.  I see that there is a small problem
> with gettext:
> How can I get around it, I made errors by deleting devel/gmake, and
> devel/glib20 and I tried to reinstall these, I did a make deinstall
> reinstall to see if I could bypass the error, but update(s) always
> fail with gettext.  Any ideas/suggestions to fix this problem?
> Thanks in Advance,
> Antonio

In case if anyone is wondering which error I am encountering:  It is
the following:

devel/glib20 fails to build also with error:

I have tried to follow the instructions included in
/usr/ports/UPDATING but I have not succeeded in this machine.  I am
thinking of moving it to 8.4-BETA1 release and then reworking the
ports or deleting them and restarting in case of not having replies I
have gotten myself out of trouble before but it can take days to get
the machine back in working order :(

Best Regards,


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