Does gcc45 support -arch?

Brandon Allbery allbery.b at
Sat Dec 17 22:23:49 PST 2011

On Sun, Dec 18, 2011 at 01:02, Ryan Schmidt <ryandesign at> wrote:

> On Dec 17, 2011, at 23:53, Brandon Allbery wrote:
> > The problem is, they're expecting you to have Apple's compiler as the
> default.  Other compilers do not support -arch, nor can they build for
> multiple architectures simultaneously as this package is trying to do.
> >
> > One way to work around this is to temporarily put /usr/bin at the start
> of your $PATH while building this package (e.g. "PATH=/usr/bin:$PATH make").
> ...that will make it use Apple's gcc, right? I thought the goal of the
> exercise was to compile the program with gcc45.

That may be the objective, but since it's passing "-arch i386 -arch
x86_64", that's likely to be a rather tall order.

brandon s allbery                                      allbery.b at
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