[MacPorts] #57821: libiconv breaks compatibility with OS-provided

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Thu Jan 3 02:01:30 UTC 2019

#57821: libiconv breaks compatibility with OS-provided
  Reporter:  mouse07410  |      Owner:  ryandesign
      Type:  defect      |     Status:  closed
  Priority:  Normal      |  Milestone:
 Component:  ports       |    Version:
Resolution:  invalid     |   Keywords:
      Port:  libiconv    |

Comment (by mouse07410):

 **Update**. The workaround failed, unfortunately. Some packages refused to
 build with it.

 So I bit the bullet and compiled GHC from the source. It turned out to be
 trivial, if a little time-consuming (CPU time, not mine ;). That way GHC
 that I built uses Macports {{{libiconv}}}, and everything is smooth.

 Based on my current experience with Macports and GHC, I'd say the ghc port
 needs to be simplified: drop dependency on LLVM - GHC people say it's not
 sufficiently debugged, drop attempts to manage Haskell packages via
 Macports - cabal and stack will remain better at that job  anyway. It is
 trying to do too much, which IMHO is why its maintainers find it so hard
 to keep current.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.macports.org/ticket/57821#comment:11>
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