Cannot MAKE anything

Dave Armstrong ukprototype at
Wed Aug 25 09:29:28 PDT 2010

It's interesting that you don't have those files on your system.
Yes, I am unable to install anything with macports. With this example:

daves-macbook:~ dave$ sudo port install git-core
--->  Computing dependencies for git-core
--->  Dependencies to be installed: curl curl-ca-bundle perl5 perl5.8
libidn gettext expat libiconv gperf ncurses ncursesw openssl zlib
pkgconfig p5-error rsync popt
--->  Building perl5.8
Error: Target returned: shell command failed
Log for perl5.8 is at:

I've copied the log file to:

What jumps out at me are the lines looking for these files that do not exist.

Hope this makes things a little clearer.

Dave A.

On 25 August 2010 17:12, Scott Webster <sewebster at> wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 25, 2010 at 5:13 AM, Dave Armstrong <ukprototype at> wrote:
>> I am very new to using command line tools to install software, but I
>> am certain that I am following the steps correctly. My problem is, I
>> believe, when I try to run MAKE. There are three files that are
>> consistently throwing an error stating that they are missing:
>> bits/wordsize.h
>> bits/posix1_lim.h
>> bits/posix2_lim.h
>> This happens whether or not i'm using macports or just following
>> someone's step by step instructions, such as:
> Why not just use macports to install git (the port is called
> git-core)?  Does this give you an error?
> I don't think I have those .h files on my system either if that helps
> at all (but I have git-core installed through macports).
> Scott

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