Compiling emacs for 10.5.1 PPC

Kendall Shaw queshaw at
Tue Nov 20 02:02:04 PST 2007

On Nov 19, 2007, at 4:04 PM, Bertrand H.J. Biritz wrote:

> Dear MacPorts-users,
> I am running 10.5.1 on a PowerBook G4 1.67GHz machine. I tried  
> installing emacs, but end up with an error.
> Strange thing is the only mention of such a problem is with the  
> emacs-devel package - hopefully I am just missing something simple.
> Thanks,
> Bertrand
> $ sudo port clean emacs
> --->  Cleaning emacs
> $ sudo port install emacs +x11


> make[1]: *** [emacs] Abort trap
> make[1]: *** Deleting file `emacs'
> make: *** [src] Error 2

That might be the same problem I had building emacs +gtk on 10.5 ppc.

I found this patch that seems to solve the problem if I build from  
source outside of ports:

I submitted a bug in trac, but I guess it hasn't been acted on yet.

You could possibly download the source and build it and install  
somewhere like /opt/emacs until the port is fixed.


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