Ubuntu – Why is there no libiconv package in Ubuntu


Many programs rely on libiconv support.
Having to compile it on our own means to recompile a lot of things on every update.

Why is there no packet or has it a different name?

Best Answer

libiconv is included in the libc6 package as a GNU standard C library.

In case one needs the header files from originally libiconv-dev, use libc6-dev instead where the iconv header files are included.