libtool problem with MacPorts 1.4

Jochen Küpper jochen at
Fri Apr 6 04:18:41 PDT 2007


first of all thank you all for all the work you are doing on  
MacPorts, I really like it a lot. I really just came to the Mac  
because the Intel MacBooks are so nice Unix machines;)

The first question I have here:

I just performed a port selfupdate to 1.4.0 yesterday and now try to  
install python24 / py-numpy /  matplotlib with it.

The first point that raises is the following: It installed the gcc42  
port, and I do habe /opt/local/bib/gcc-dp-4.2 and such. How is one  
suppposed to ensure these are actually used? I have set CC, CXX, and  
friends accordingly and have /opt/local/bin first in the path, but  
the ports are still build using gcc-4.0 from Apple.

Moreover, I encounter a build-problem for python24 with libtool (the  
MacPorts one):

ranlib libpython2.4.a
/opt/local/bin/ginstall -c -d -m 755 Python.framework/Versions/2.4
libtool -o Python.framework/Versions/2.4/Python -dynamic   
libpython2.4.a \
          -lSystem -lSystemStubs -arch_only i386 -install_name /opt/ 
local/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.4/Python - 
compatibility_version 2.4 -current_version 2.4
libtool: unrecognized option `-o'
Try `libtool --help' for more information.
make: *** [Python.framework/Versions/2.4/Python] Error 1

If I change to the build directory

cd /opt/local/var/db/dports/build/ 

and run the program by hand using the Apple libtool, everything seems  

sudo /usr/bin/libtool -o Python.framework/Versions/2.4/Python - 
dynamic libpython2.4.a -lSystem -lSystemStubs -arch_only i386 - 
install_name /opt/local/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/ 
2.4/Python -compatibility_version 2.4 -current_version 2.4

I can then continue the port install, which works, and python also  
seems to work nicely so far, I can also continue to install py-numpy.

Any comments on what I might be doing wrong? tests I should perform?

Thank you for your help in advance!

Fritz-Haber-Institut der MPG -- Department of Molecular Physics
Faradayweg 4-6 (C1.03)
D-14195 Berlin, Germany

phone: +49-30-84135686
fax:   +49-30-84135892

-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: PGP.sig
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 186 bytes
Desc: This is a digitally signed message part
Url :

More information about the macports-dev mailing list