[Rd] ICONV error installing R-2.10.1 on HP-UX B.11.23 U ia64

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Mon Mar 1 18:56:06 CET 2010

On Mon, 1 Mar 2010, Alex Bryant wrote:

> Hi, I have the following error during the ./configure phase
> checking iconv.h usability... yes
> checking iconv.h presence... yes
> checking for iconv.h... yes
> checking for iconv... in libiconv
> checking whether iconv accepts "UTF-8", "latin1" and "UCS-*"... no
> configure: error: a suitable iconv is essential
> I have installed GNU libiconv-1.13.1 without success.  I have also installed gettext-0.17 per iconv installation instructions.  Still no success and I feel I currently heading down the wrong path.  Can anyone help?

Take a look at config.log: it should help -- perhaps the library is 
not being found and needs to be put in the ld.so cache, or something 
like that.

As far as we know you do need GMU libiconv on all the commercial 
Unixen (Solaris, AIX, IRIX), but I am not sure anyone has reported on 
HP-UX recently.

> Thanks,
> Alex
> //************************
> // Alex Bryant
> // Software Developer
> // Integrated Clinical Systems, Inc.
> // 908-996-7208

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