d-bus and general gfortran question
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:
> 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"?
> - M.
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