problem installing Wireshark on Leopard

walts walts at
Tue Nov 27 07:00:35 PST 2007

Ryan Schmidt-24 wrote:
> [snip]
> So all your problems at this point stem from gettext 0.17 not  
> installing. I'm the maintainer of gettext, but I've never seen this  
> error before. I can't imagine why the gettext work directory wouldn't  
> exist. Please clean and try again.
> sudo port clean --work gettext
> sudo port install gettext
> Let us know if you get the same (or different) errors then.
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Thanks for the speedy reply!
Actually, going back to the Wireshark problem, here is the list of failed
Error: The following dependencies failed to build: glib2 gettext pkgconfig
gtk2 atk cairo fontconfig freetype zlib libpng render xrender jpeg pango
Xft2 xorg-xproto xorg-util-macros tiff libpcap openssl

I was able to individually install all but glib2 gettext gtk2 atk and pango,
by working backwards from the end of the list.  In some cases I had to go
one level deeper in resolving dependencies, but by and large the automatic
resolution worked properly.  Ultimately each of the remaining items depends
upon gettext.

Here's what happened by following your instructions:
Macintosh:~ walts$ sudo port clean --work gettext
--->  Cleaning gettext
Macintosh:~ walts$ sudo port install gettext
--->  Fetching gettext
--->  Attempting to fetch gettext-0.17.tar.gz from
--->  Verifying checksum(s) for gettext
--->  Extracting gettext
--->  Applying patches to gettext
--->  Configuring gettext
--->  Building gettext with target all
Error: Target returned: shell command " cd
&& make all " returned error 2
Command output: rm -f t-charset.alias charset.alias
/bin/sh ./config.charset 'i386-apple-darwin9.1.0' > t-charset.alias
mv t-charset.alias charset.alias
rm -f t-ref-add.sed ref-add.sed
sed -e '/^#/d' -e 's/@''PACKAGE''@/gettext-tools/g' ref-add.sin >
mv t-ref-add.sed ref-add.sed
rm -f t-ref-del.sed ref-del.sed
sed -e '/^#/d' -e 's/@''PACKAGE''@/gettext-tools/g' ref-del.sin >
mv t-ref-del.sed ref-del.sed
Making all in po
Making all in projects
make[3]: Nothing to be done for `all'.
Making all in styles
make[3]: Nothing to be done for `all'.
Making all in misc
WARNING: Warnings can be ignored. :-)
if test "emacs" != no; then \
	  set x; \
	  list='start-po.el po-mode.el po-compat.el'; for p in $list; do \
	    if test -f "$p"; then d=; else d="./"; fi; \
	    set x "$@" "$d$p"; shift; \
	  done; \
	  shift; \
	  EMACS="emacs" /bin/sh ../../build-aux/elisp-comp "$@" || exit 1; \
	else : ; fi
Fatal malloc_jumpstart() error
make[3]: *** [elc-stamp] Error 1
make[2]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[1]: *** [all] Error 2
make: *** [all-recursive] Error 1

Error: Status 1 encountered during processing.
Macintosh:~ walts$ 


As you've probably gathered from my posts, I am pretty lame when it comes to
*nix, although I've been in the PC business since CP/M so I am learning

I really appreciate your help.  Please let me know what I can do to provide
you with more information about this.

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