Mark Duling mark.duling at
Tue Mar 20 08:22:22 PDT 2007

Vincent Lefevre <vincent-opdarw at> on Tuesday, March 20, 2007 at
4:44 AM -0800 wrote:
>> On Mar 19, 2007, at 10:29 PM, Yves de Champlain wrote:
>> >However, configure will always fail looking for malloc.h, so
>> >wouldn't it be a good idea to have macports install a dummy
>> >malloc.h ?
>> 	I personally don't think this is a good solution (first of
>> all, to what particular problem?). If a configure script is failing
>> upon not finding malloc.h I'd say that's a problem with the software
>> and should be reported to its authors (upstream, not MacPorts).
>I agree with you. And I think that the dummy malloc.h should be
>removed from the cgilib port, in particular because it leads to
>build failure for calc:
>(the configure script detects the presence of the dummy malloc.h
>provided by the cgilib port, then the build fails because of this,
>for an unknown reason).

cgilib was one of the first ports I made.  I think I just followed some
manual install instructions.  I'll patch the port to use stdlib tonight. 
Thanks for pointing that out, I didn't notice the ticket mentioned cgilib.


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