Installing GNUstep using MacPorts

Lars Sonchocky-Helldorf lars.sonchocky-helldorf at
Sun Dec 1 12:32:32 PST 2013

Did you try mailing to macports-users <macports-users at>? This list is somewhat active, I have no idea whether someone responds to those addresses inside the portfiles.



Am 01.12.2013 um 18:29 schrieb Adam Fedor:

> I would not use macports. The gnustep package on on macports is really really old - 1.19 was released over 4 years ago. Plus they pretty much ignore any patches or bug reports you send in.
> Again, I would not recommend installing GNUstep on Mac OSX, but if you want to try you could look at this:
> Although even these instructions are old and probably out of date. You are on your own if you want to do this though. Trying to install GNUstep on OSX has turned many a programmer prematurely grey. ;-)
> Adam
> On Dec 1, 2013, at 8:11 AM, Muhammad Hussein Nasrollahpour <iapplechocolate at> wrote:
>> I tried to install GNUstep on OS X Mavericks 10.9 using MacPorts but I faced this problem.
>> MacPorts 2.2.1
>> [Users/Muhammad] > install gnustep 
>> --->  Computing dependencies for gnustep
>> --->  Dependencies to be installed: ArtResources gnustep-core gnustep-back gnustep-gui gnustep-base gnutls gmp libidn libtasn1 nettle p11-kit curl-ca-bundle desktop-file-utils glib2 popt tiff jpeg libart_lgpl GMastermind GMines GNUMail Etoile SQLClient Performance dbus oniguruma5 poppler cairo libpixman xorg-libXext xorg-xcb-util curl gobject-introspection lcms2 openjpeg15 jbigkit poppler-data Pantomime PRICE TalkSoup netclasses gworkspace system-preferences PreferencePanes windowmaker xorg-libXmu xorg-libXt xpm
>> --->  Configuring gnustep-base
>> Error: Failed to configure gnustep-base, consult /opt/local/var/macports/build/_opt_local_var_macports_sources_rsync.macports.org_release_tarballs_ports_gnustep_gnustep-base/gnustep-base/work/gnustep-base-1.19.1/config.log
>> Error: org.macports.configure for port gnustep-base returned: configure failure: command execution failed
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