libtool problem with MacPorts 1.4

Jochen Küpper jochen at
Sat Apr 7 01:37:58 PDT 2007

On 07.04.2007, at 02:17, Ryan Schmidt wrote:

> On Apr 6, 2007, at 06:18, Jochen Küpper wrote:
>> 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.
> As far as I know, all ports should continue to use the Apple  
> gcc-4.0, unless the port specifically depends on the gcc42 port and  
> redefines the CC, CXX, etc variables.

Thanks for clarifying that.

In case I then also define CC, CXX, and friends for my personal  
needs, if I want to use them, not?

>> 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/ 
>> _opt_local_var_db_dports_sources_rsync.rsync.darwinports.org_dpupdate 
>> _dports_lang_python24/work/Python-2.4.3
>> and run the program by hand using the Apple libtool, everything  
>> seems fine:
>> 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?
> So if it works when you manually use /usr/bin/libtool, do you have  
> a different libtool somewhere else that's getting picked up first?

Yes, the MacPorts one...

> What does "which libtool" say?


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