gcc4.4 installation error

Lars-Erik Lindgren larserik.lindgren at gmail.com
Fri Jul 3 07:03:51 PDT 2009

I do not dare to remove it permanently
The university (Cisco) VPN client has installed items there.
Thus I will move it temporarlily and then copy back content after installing
software with MacPorts


2009/7/3 Ryan Schmidt <ryandesign at macports.org>

> On Jul 3, 2009, at 07:36, Lars-Erik Lindgren wrote:
>  2009/5/27 Ryan Schmidt <ryandesign at macports.org>
>>  On May 26, 2009, at 21:13, Anthony Agelastos wrote:
>>>  If I had to guess, you have some items installed within /usr/local that
>>>> are conflicting with this MacPort.
>>> Right, specifically /usr/local/lib/libgmp.a:
>>>  ld: absolute addressing (perhaps -mdynamic-no-pic) used in ___gmpn_add_n
>>>>> from /usr/local/lib/libgmp.a(add_n.o) not allowed in slidable image. Use
>>>>> '-read_only_relocs suppress' to enable text relocs
>>> Because of inevitable interference like this, it's not supported to have
>>> anything in /usr/local while using MacPorts. Rename /usr/local to something
>>> else, like /usr/local-off, then clean gcc44 (sudo port clean gcc44) and try
>>> again. I recommend you do not install software manually e.g. into
>>> /usr/local, and instead use MacPorts to install any software you need.
>> That fixed the issue. Then I copied back the original content of
>> /usr/local/
>> Must I do this procedure (temporarily emptying /usr/local and then copying
>> back original contents) whenever I want to use MacPort to install some
>> software or si this only a problem for gcc?
> Any software installed by MacPorts or compiled by hand could find libraries
> in /usr/local without notice. In the case of MacPorts-installed software,
> this would most likely interfere with the ability of MacPorts to manage your
> dependencies in a reliable manner. As I said above, it is not supported to
> have anything in /usr/local while using MacPorts. That means you can do it
> if you want, but if you encounter problems we will not support you in making
> MacPorts work with that setup; we will tell you to get rid of what's in
> /usr/local and try again.
>  Is there any risk of clashes between file names directoriers when copying
>> back /usr/local (I used "sudo cp -T tempusrlocal/local /usr/loacl/" where
>> tempusrlocal/local is where I moved its originla content)?
> MacPorts will not install things in /usr/local so I can't think why there
> would be any clash when copying things back there. Also don't think you need
> to copy anything; simply moving the directory would be enough.
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