[Rd] problems with iconv

From: RogerP <rpickeri_at_mail.nih.gov>
Date: Tue, 13 Dec 2011 09:12:12 -0800 (PST)

I'm at wit's ends here and need some help.

I've downloaded and compiled iconv versions 1.13 and 1.14 - libiconv.so.2.5.0 and libiconv.so.2.5.1 and copied the iconv all over, replacing the native iconv on my Solaris machine.

Still when I try to run the configure I get:

checking iconv.h usability... yes
checking iconv.h presence... yes
checking for iconv.h... yes
checking for iconv... yes
checking whether iconv accepts "UTF-8", "latin1", "ASCII" and "UCS-*"... ac_fn_c_try_run 29941
configure: error: a suitable iconv is essential

If I cheat and rig the configure file so that it continues even with the error, I get a nice version of R that runs several of the demos, but should I try to update the packages I get:

So, what is wrong with iconv 1.14? It should be latest and greatest. What other iconv should I have used? Where should I have put iconv?

Thanks very much in advance and I promise to share the binaries with who ever wants them,

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