Installing MacPorts on Darwin 8 PPC,

Fredrik starkbeats at
Sat Feb 20 22:31:31 PST 2010

21 feb 2010 kl. 06.44 skrev Joshua Root:

> On 2010-2-21 11:39 , Fredrik wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I'm trying to install MacPorts on Darwin 8 for PPC, and have some
>> questions about what kind of dependencies there are on a raw Darwin
>> install for MacPorts to work. After running configure in MacPorts-1.8.1
>> it gets stuck on missing foundation implementation. 
>> configure: WARNING: GNUSTEP_SYSTEM_ROOT is not defined in your
>> environment, preventing the use of GNUstep's Foundation library
>> configure: error: Could not find a working Foundation implementation
>> I have had a quick look over at gnustep, but what is the bare minimum
>> that I would need to install? And is it an absolute requirement for
>> MacPorts to be installed? 
> <>
> From your second message it seems like not quite all of the uses of
> Foundation are turned off in response to the configure args though. Did
> you make clean before you ran configure again?
> - Josh

I just tried it now, but I get the same results, perhaps I should manually delete any folders that are created in /opt as well.
This is a small sample from configure:

configure: Not using Objective-C runtime
configure: Not using Foundation implementation
checking for CoreFoundation framework... yes

I don't know why the _CF prefixed symbols can't be found, I found some of them in the framework header files. 
I think the most fundamental part of CoreFoundation should be included in Darwin as well. Darwin 8 is supposed
to be equivalent to mac os 10.4 though, could I benefit from using an older version of MacPorts perhaps?

Thanks for the input.


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