automoc install failed on OSX 10.4 intel

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Sat Feb 6 18:37:53 PST 2010

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On Feb 6, 2010, at 19:38, Joachim Kreimer-de Fries wrote:

> Am 06.02.2010, 21:07 Uhr, schrieb Ryan Schmidt:
>> This is a problem unique to Tiger that affected many ports. I think the proper fix had to do with making sure the library is named on the link line (e.g. making sure "-lzlib" is specified in LDFLAGS). But that would involve editing the Portfile or maybe the Makefile, and a simpler fix is to just go into /Developer/SDKs/MacOSX10.4u.sdk and make a symlink "opt" there pointing to /opt, like this:
>> sudo ln -s /opt /Developer/SDKs/MacOSX10.4u.sdk/opt
> Hi, I did this and after this, $ sudo port install automoc
> run without errors.


> So I'm very thankful. Supposing you are belonging to the MacPorts developers, I propose to integrate this in a way into the port or to give in the presentation/specification of this port (perhaps also others) this advice, too (to prevent other users of MacOS10.4 to get the frustration).

So we don't forget, I have filed a bug report for this problem:

Hopefully in the future I will have time to reproduce this problem on Tiger and work on the proper solution. But please understand that users of Tiger will encounter increasing frustration with MacPorts as time goes on, as port maintainers and software developers test with Tiger less and less frequently because it is years out of date now. If possible, please upgrade to Snow Leopard. I'm glad I did.

> Encouraged I than run $ sudo port -d install kile-devel
> which is the aim of my endeavor. It now seemed long to go well, but unfortunately it ended after long installing and configuring processes with:
> -- Installing ./html/tutorial.html
> -- Installing ./html/up.png
> /bin/sh: line 1: gtkdoc-rebase: command not found

This is:

I have filed a ticket for this problem so that we can fix it:

In the mean time, install the gtk-doc port to work around it.

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