At least in theory code in utility/ should cope to the lack of iconv(), with a reduced functionality. Autotools configure considers lack of iconv() an hard error.
Maybe we should provide a way to configure without iconv(). Lack of it is quite serious, so I'd still keep it an error by default, so am not proposing to just turn the error to a warning. Instead of I would suggest providing configure option --without-iconv. When that option has been explicitly given, we would skip iconv checks.
Going to push to S2_6 too, to support AmigaOS work