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Re: obvious packages missing from debian?

Edward S Peschko <esp5@pge.com> writes:

> well, it might be, but it has its own separate project - 

> http://www.gnu.org/directory/libiconv.html

> as well as it should be. 

Yes, it's useful to have a separate libiconv distribution for platforms
other than GNU/Linux.  However, if you already have glibc, why would you
want a separate libiconv package?

> libiconv on the other hand, is used by quite a few gnu projects..

I don't understand what problem you're trying to solve.  Any package that
needs iconv would compile fine on a Debian GNU/Linux system since it would
find the necessary functions in libc already.

Russ Allbery (rra@stanford.edu)             <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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