[MacPorts] #24327: libiconv failed to activate

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Fri Apr 2 15:44:11 PDT 2010

#24327: libiconv failed to activate
 Reporter:  spjatkin@…          |       Owner:  ryandesign@…           
     Type:  defect              |      Status:  new                    
 Priority:  Normal              |   Milestone:                         
Component:  ports               |     Version:  1.8.2                  
 Keywords:                      |        Port:  libiconv               

Comment(by ryandesign@…):

 Ok, now I see an error I understand: "`/opt/local/include/iconv.h already
 exists and does not belong to a registered port.`" So, why does this file
 already exist if it doesn't belong to the libiconv port? How did it get
 there? A previous MacPorts install that was uninstalled incompletely? A
 MacPorts install migrated from an old Mac? A standalone binary package?
 Whatever the reason, it has to go. You can force the activation with
 "`sudo port -f activate libiconv`" but if you cannot explain why the file
 already existed there's no guarantee this same problem won't occur again
 with other ports, and it may be safer to
 uninstall all of MacPorts], then install again.

Ticket URL: <http://trac.macports.org/ticket/24327#comment:5>
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