kile-devel not for OSX10.4 Tiger

Joachim Osnabryg osna at
Wed Feb 17 07:42:08 PST 2010

to whoever, who wants to install the kile-devel port on OSX 10.4 Tiger:

That is not possible. I want to state this here, if someone plans to try  

But if ever there is someone who installed the kile-devel port on OSX 10.4  
with success, I'm still interested, how you succeeded!

On the way to it, I have had help and advice by the MacPorts people, but  
after installing - with help - automoc (one of the prerequisites) and  
gtk-doc - I could not go further and finally gave up.

See if interested the threads on this macports.user list:

kile-devel port failed on Tiger
automoc install failed on OSX 10.4 intel
kile-devel & deps ports failing on Tiger OSX 10.4-intel

The last advice, I followed with success had been (see last row of the  
message below):

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

So I have: gtk-doc @1.13_0 (active)
but no further $ sudo port install kile-devel

Regards, joachim

The last message I got from MacPorts' side had been:
---- Weitergeleitete Usenet-Nachricht ----
Von: "Ryan Schmidt" <ryandesign at>
Betreff: Re: automoc install failed on OSX 10.4 intel
Datum: Sun, 07 Feb 2010 03:37:53 +0100
URL: news://<>
> 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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