failed to build dia

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Mon Sep 29 03:58:49 PDT 2008

On Sep 29, 2008, at 05:53, Normen Müller wrote:

> Ryan Schmidt wrote:
>> On Sep 29, 2008, at 04:44, Normen Müller wrote:
>>>     I am trying to install dia, but get the following error:
>>> # port install dia
>>> --->  Fetching gtk2
>>> Error: Some libs are missing from your X11 installation. Please  
>>> run this command:
>>> Error: sudo ln -s libXrandr.2.dylib /usr/X11/lib/libXrandr. 
>>> 2.0.0.dylib
>>> Error: Target org.macports.fetch returned: missing /usr/X11/lib/ 
>>> libXrandr.2.0.0.dylib
>> So it needs the file "libXrandr.2.0.0.dylib".
>>> Error: The following dependencies failed to build: gtk2 libart_lgpl
>>> Error: Status 1 encountered during processing.
>>> However, at /usr/X11/lib there exist the following respective libs:
>>> # ls -al /usr/X11/lib/libXrandr.*
>>> lrwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel      17 Aug  4 21:18 /usr/X11/lib/ 
>>> libXrandr.2.1.0.dylib -> libXrandr.2.dylib
>>> -rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  164144 Mar  5  2008 /usr/X11/lib/ 
>>> libXrandr.2.dylib
>>> lrwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel      17 Feb 21  2008 /usr/X11/lib/ 
>>> libXrandr.dylib -> libXrandr.2.dylib
>>> -rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel     955 May 10 11:41 /usr/X11/lib/ 
>> So you don't have the file "libXrandr.2.0.0.dylib".
>>> BTW, aren't the parameter order of 'ln' in ``Error: sudo ln -s  
>>> libXrandr.2.dylib /usr/X11/lib/libXrandr.2.0.0.dylib'' wrong?
>> Looks exactly correct to me. The command says "Create a symlink  
>> at /usr/X11/lib/libXrandr.2.0.0.dylib that points to libXrandr. 
>> 2.dylib in the same directory." And that's exactly what you want  
>> to do. You should run the command, like it says.
> man ln says
> ln [-Ffhinsv] source_file [target_file]
> but if I run ``sudo ln -s libXrandr.2.dylib /usr/X11/lib/libXrandr. 
> 2.0.0.dylib'' from my home there exists no ``libXrandr.2.dylib''

It doesn't look for a file libXrandr.2.dylib in the current working  
directory while you're making the symlink. Rather, it looks for a  
file libXrandr.2.dylib in the directory where the symlink is, which  
is /usr/X11/lib.

> Anyway, I will delete the first of the following two links, but  
> leave the second one.
> /usr/X11/lib/libXrandr.2.0.0.dylib -> /usr/X11/lib/libXrandr.2.dylib
> /usr/X11/lib/libXrandr.2.1.0.dylib -> libXrandr.2.dylib

You can delete the libXrandr.2.0.0.dylib symlink if you like, and re- 
create it as per the originally given command. Or you can leave it;  
it's not hurting anything that you put the full pathname into the  

> Eventually, that means we have to wait for bug fix, right?

The libXrandr.2.0.0.dylib issue is completely fixed by creating the  
symlink as above.

However, the missing _jas_whatever symbols from your second message  
is a mystery to me so someone with knowledge of gtk and jasper will  
have to look into that. I'm hoping Anthony will have some idea, or  
know where to ask for help.

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