checking for gcc

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Thu Jun 11 11:20:47 PDT 2009

On Jun 11, 2009, at 06:54, Thomas De Contes wrote:

> Le 11 juin 09 à 06:51, Ryan Schmidt a écrit :
>> Well, a user who types "sudo port selfupdate" causes MacPorts to  
>> build itself from source...
> yes but in a "closed" environement (for example i suppose that PATH  
> is replaced by binpath), like for ports

True. MacPorts clears the environment, and then sets only specific  
environment variables, such as PATH=binpath.

>>> is there a simple way to use the system's default PATH, just for  
>>> the time to build MacPorts ?
>> Just do it! Run
>> export PATH="/bin:/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/sbin"
>> before you run the configure, make and make install commands.  
>> That's what I do. Then close the Terminal window to get your  
>> previous PATH back.
> ok :-)
> i don't like very much to have fixed things (for example binpath  
> uses a x11prefix path which can vary (i think)),

x11prefix was /usr/X11R6 in Tiger and earlier and /usr/X11 in Leopard  
and later. But x11prefix has been removed entirely from MacPorts  
trunk and will not exist anymore in MacPorts 1.8.0 and later. Any  
required parts of X11 are now installed using MacPorts just like any  
other port.

> but if you do that, it must be right :-)

Well, it works for me. :)

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