Redistributable binaries for 10.5 or 10.6 from C++11 sources

Ken Cunningham ken.cunningham.webuse at
Sat Jan 13 17:03:27 UTC 2018

I know it can be done. TenFourFox does it. It builds with Macports infrastructure, required parts to support c++11 are moved into the application bundle, and there are scripts that appear to update the install names as you describe. There is a description in the "building tenfourfox" page. <>

For 10.5+ only, all the libs could be @rpath based instead I believe. 


> On Jan 12, 2018, at 11:15 PM, Mojca Miklavec <mojca at> wrote:
> Hi.
> I would like to build and distribute some poppler-based command-line
> utilities (I would compile them with compiler from MacPorts, but
> distribute it to users with MacPorts).
> I could use either gcc or clang, but what are the options to make that
> work for 10.5/10.6?
> Can libc++ or libstdc++ be linked with something like
> @executable_path/../libl/libstdc++.dylib and then distributed
> alongside the binaries? Can lib[std]c++ be built statically (I have an
> impression that's not possible on mac)? What consequences would such
> packages have for, say, users of 10.13 trying to run such binaries?
> If this is not feasible, I would target 10.7, but if it's feasible, I
> would optionally try to get it working also for PPC. I'm willing to
> spend a bit of extra effort, but I have no experience with
> transferring the binaries to a computer without lib[std]c++ libraries
> yet. The target audience would be users of any system from the minimum
> supported version up to 10.10. There will be another version for those
> using a supported system compiled on 10.11.
> Thank you,
>    Mojca
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