d-bus and general gfortran question

Randall Wood rhwood at mac.com
Wed Feb 28 15:37:10 PST 2007

I'll look into the "unit tests" problem with D-Bus. At this point,  
there is something else broken in D-Bus on Mac OS X and the *BSD  
systems (upstream maintainers are aware of the issue) that pretty  
much renders D-Bus mostly inoperable anyway. (However GNOME(ish)  
applications are increasingly just breaking without its presence  
during a build, but seem to care less if they can really use it (A  
user who switches back and forth between Mac OS X and a recent Linux  
can tell however)).

The standard autoconf-based configure script (the most common type in  
the open/free software world these days) always checks for fortran,  
even if the application or library being built has no need for it.  
Its a historical artifact. Worry not about it.

On 28 Feb 2007, at 17:07, M. White wrote:

> Hi,
> I am trying to install gimp and noticed that in the D-Bus 1.0.2  
> build that it is "building unit tests" and then gives a warning:
> NOTE: building with unit tests increases the size of the installed  
> library and renders it insecure.
> NOTE: building with unit tests but without assertions means tests  
> may not properly report failures (this configuration is only useful  
> when doing something like profiling the tests)
> Warning: Target configure has an undeclared dependency on pkgconfig
> Now, this is a bit worrysome.  Anyone know what the "unit tests"  
> does in D-Bus?
> Also, with a number of the ports (libxml2, dbus, glib2, ...), when  
> it is going through the configuration, it looks for a fortran  
> compiler and cannot find one.  I have both g77 (v. 3.4.4) and  
> gfortran (version 4.2.0) in /usr/local/bin, as well as gfortran- 
> dp-4.0 in /opt/local/bin (note: I am running on a G4 mac not an  
> intel mac).  I can make a link of gfortran in /opt/local/bin, or I  
> suppose in /usr/bin, but am not exactly sure where it should  
> point.  I know certain ports require the gfortran-dp-4.0 and that  
> it has something to do with talking to libraries created with gcc  
> [at least I think this is the reason].  D-Bus' configure has the  
> statement: appending configuration tag "F77" to libtool, and I am  
> not exactly sure what that means either.
> Does anyone have any insight or recommendations about what to do  
> regarding the fortran compiler and what it means that the installed  
> d-bus libraries are "insecure"?
> Thanks,
>   - M.
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Randall Wood
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