[Rd] problems with iconv
rpickeri at mail.nih.gov
Tue Dec 13 18:12:12 CET 2011
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-*"...
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:
* installing *source* package 'foreign' ...
** package 'foreign' successfully unpacked and MD5 sums checked
Error in iconv(x, "latin1", "ASCII") :
unsupported conversion from 'latin1' to 'ASCII'
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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