tsocks does not work

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at macports.org
Tue Aug 17 15:36:28 PDT 2010

On Aug 17, 2010, at 17:04, James Hozier wrote:

> Just installed tsocks from port
> Whenever I try to use it with anything though, I get this error:
> $ tsocks irc
> dyld: could not load inserted library: /opt/local/lib/libtsocks.dylib
> Trace/BPT trap
> $
> Same with Firefox, etc.

Yes, tsocks is sadly ancient, unmaintained, its homepage is gone, etc. See:


This particular problem could be a matter of the tsocks library not knowing its install_name; you could try:

DYLD_LIBRARY_PATH=/opt/local/lib tsocks irc


DYLD_FALLBACK_LIBRARY_PATH=/opt/local/lib tsocks irc

If that works, we can probably fix that in the port.

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