GNUmail won't install

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Sun Apr 3 07:46:28 PDT 2011

On Apr 3, 2011, at 01:12, Dushan Mitrovich wrote:

> Ryan Schmidt wrote:
>> On Apr 2, 2011, at 00:06, Dushan Mitrovich wrote:
>>> I've been trying to install GNUmail on my system (X.6.5) but keep running into 'configure failure' problems.  Macports is up to date.
>> Probably nobody has looked after these ports in a long time.
> So is GNUmail pretty much out of date?
>>> gnustep-base:
>>> :info:configure checking whether objc really works... no
>>> :info:configure I don't seem to be able to use your Objective-C compiler to produce
>>> :info:configure working binaries!  Please check your Objective-C compiler installation.
>> See
> Thanks for the reference.  Have to admit, tho, that most of it was over my head.

Mine too; I didn't even attempt to read most of it.

> Looks like it's a known issue from 2 months ago, but it's not clear to me whether it's now being looked at or not.  Should I forget about it?

The gnustep ports have no maintainer, and haven't for as long as I can remember, so it would not surprise me if they don't work anymore on current versions of Mac OS X. Like the 3000 other ports in the MacPorts collection that don't have a maintainer, these ports could use one, to bring them up to date. Someone who is interested in these ports and has the time, interest and ability to make them work again should volunteer.

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