r6671 - in trunk/BOOK: chapter01 chapter06

matthew at linuxfromscratch.org matthew at linuxfromscratch.org
Fri Aug 12 13:53:14 PDT 2005

Author: matthew
Date: 2005-08-12 14:53:02 -0600 (Fri, 12 Aug 2005)
New Revision: 6671

Explain that libiconv isn't required on an LFS system (fixes bug 1614)

Modified: trunk/BOOK/chapter01/changelog.xml
--- trunk/BOOK/chapter01/changelog.xml	2005-08-12 20:17:16 UTC (rev 6670)
+++ trunk/BOOK/chapter01/changelog.xml	2005-08-12 20:53:02 UTC (rev 6671)
@@ -112,6 +112,9 @@
+<listitem><para>August 12th, 2005 [matt]: Explain that libiconv isn't required
+on an LFS system (fixes bug 1614).</para></listitem>
 <listitem><para>August 12th, 2005 [matt]: Fix ownership of libtool's libltdl
 data files (fixes bug 1601).</para></listitem>

Modified: trunk/BOOK/chapter06/glibc.xml
--- trunk/BOOK/chapter06/glibc.xml	2005-08-12 20:17:16 UTC (rev 6670)
+++ trunk/BOOK/chapter06/glibc.xml	2005-08-12 20:53:02 UTC (rev 6671)
@@ -33,6 +33,15 @@
 <sect2 role="installation">
 <title>Installation of Glibc</title>
+<note><para>Some packages outside of LFS suggest installing GNU libiconv in
+order to translate data from one encoding to another.  The project's home page
+(<ulink url="http://www.gnu.org/software/libiconv/"/>) says <quote>This library
+provides an <function>iconv()</function> implementation, for use on systems
+which don't have one, or whose implementation cannot convert from/to Unicode.
+</quote>  Glibc provides an <function>iconv()</function> implementation and can
+convert from/to Unicode, therefore libiconv is not required on an LFS
 <para>This package is known to have issues when its default
 optimization flags (including the <parameter>-march</parameter> and
 <parameter>-mcpu</parameter> options) are changed. If any environment

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