Ken Hornstein writes:
This begs a larger question ... should we just specify iconv as a
requirement for the next release?
You're thinking those without it, e.g. Andy, could easily get iconv with
a package install?
Yeah ... I am kind of surprised OpenBSD doesn't ship with iconv, but I
have to believe it's available via a package.
So far nobody's stepped up to write iconv for OpenBSD, and we can't
include GNU iconv by default due to the license. I believe FreeBSD
switched to their own implementation a while back; perhaps I should take
Personally I think iconv is a perfectly reasonable requirement for a
modern mail client, and removing the ability to build nmh without it
(especially since it's POSIX-standardized) makes sense for maintenance
Anthony J. Bentley