problems installing glade3

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Mon Feb 21 20:44:15 PST 2011

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On Feb 21, 2011, at 20:13, Tim Bunnell wrote:

> Thanks for the pointers Ryan. A sort of related question: is it really necessary to have separate instances of gcc for macports, or would there be some way I could coerce it to always just use the version installed with Xcode?
> I'm not sure how informative the logs would have been. Maybe I missed something but it appeared that everything ran smoothly until gcc segfaulted. In any case, I updated Xcode this morning (it was one minor revision behind) and something about that (I guess) fixed whatever the problem was since I was then able to compile gcc44 with macports.
> We'll see if the problem emerges in the future again on some other package.

Most ports in MacPorts do use the gcc that comes with Xcode; those ports that don't -- and require a separate gcc port -- have specific reasons for doing so. In the case of atlas, that reason is that it needs a Fortran compiler, which the gcc ports provide (gfortran); Xcode does not include a Fortran compiler.

I'm glad you got gcc44 compiled using an updated Xcode. Certainly older Xcode versions are known to cause problems; that is why newer versions of Xcode are released. :)

As you may know, Xcode is not updated by Software Update; you must become aware of the existence of newer versions of Xcode via some other means, and update it manually.

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