Will binaries built in 10.6 still run in 10.5?

Harry van der Wolf hvdwolf at gmail.com
Mon Oct 4 11:39:43 PDT 2010

2010/10/4 Nikos Chantziaras <realnc at arcor.de>

> On 10/04/2010 09:07 PM, Brandon S Allbery KF8NH wrote:
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>> On 10/3/10 21:21 , Nikos Chantziaras wrote:
>>> Thanks, Ryan.  I suppose I will need to find someone who has a 10.5
>>> installation to do a sanity check for me before I release any binaries
>>> tagged with "OS X 10.5 and newer".
>> Distributing binaries built via MacPorts tends to be a bad idea:  not only
>> do you need to make sure to distribute the files from any dependencies as
>> well as your binary, but the result will likely interfere with an
>> installed
>> MacPorts or Fink on the installer's machine.
> I link the *.a static libs into my executable and then test if it works.
>  Then I do a "mv /opt/local /opt/local_disable" and test again.  It works :)
>  Though only for Intel.  The PPC code crashes at some point (regardless of
> the presence of /opt/local).
Did you check all libraries/binaries for their architecture with lipo -info
GCC 4.2.1 is designed to build ppc64 for ppc architecture. I assume that
part of your libs/bins is ppc64 instead of ppc.

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