slrnface and macports

Christopher Snelling surtin at
Mon Jul 23 10:04:59 PDT 2012

On Jul 23, 2012, at 11:54 AM, Clemens Lang wrote:

> On Mon, Jul 23, 2012 at 11:50:31AM -0500, Christopher Snelling wrote:
>> Basically I'm just wondering if getting slrnface to compile is
>> possible with macports. I see that compface is in the packages list
>> and I even installed it, however, since there is only a Makefile for
>> the slrnface package and no configure file or anything, I just
>> attempted to edit the Makefile.
> Are you trying to write a Portfile for it or do you only want to compile
> it against stuff in MacPorts?

I was going to attempt to make a portfile for it once I was able to get it working. 
> If you're trying to write a Portfile, there already are several ports
> that build software without a configure script. You might find some
> examples by grepping for "use_configure no".

Thanks for the info, I'll look into it.
> If you're only trying to build it, appending
> CFLAGS="-I/opt/local/include" LDFLAGS="-L/opt/local/lib" is usually
> enough to build it against MacPorts.
>> This *kind* of worked in that I was able to get compface from macports
>> recognized, it seems to be crapping out when trying to find the Xt
>> library. Now I'm no expert or anything, but I do know that libXt is
>> comfortably located /usr/X11R6/lib. I guess I'm just looking to see if
>> anyone has slrnface working with any terminals for OS X Lion. If not, no
>> big deal, at least I've finally got slrn working on Lion because of
>> macports--and that in itself is pretty awesome.
> You can install the xorg-libXt port to get this.

Okay great, I'll see if trying with this package will work. Thanks for your help.

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