problem when installing macports

Anders F Björklund afb at
Thu Sep 20 03:02:40 PDT 2007

Thomas De Contes wrote:

> on one, the login shell is tcsh (it works), and on the other, the 
> login shell is bash (it doesn't work)
> could it be the cause ??

Probably not: bash is the supported shell, since it's now the default...

> on both, i have installed the last version of xcode (2.4.1), but only 
> devtools software, gcc 3.3, and software dev kits
> oh yes, i just remember, on the computer where it works, i have 
> installed gcc 4.0 instead of gcc 3.3
> so, is it required to have gcc 4.0 to compile macports ?? why ?

You need the Universal system compiler (gcc-4.0) for Mac OS X 10.4 / 
not the gcc-3.3 cross-compiler - that's only for building for Mac OS X 

Trying to reproduce the issue with CC="gcc-3.3 -arch ppc" 
LDFLAGS="-arch ppc",
but that seemed to have work... (i.e. it didn't give any snprintf 


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