libintl.8.dylib not loaded?

Christopher Jones jonesc at
Wed Oct 29 11:33:20 PDT 2014


I would suggest anyone who has foobar’ed up their systems by following the (badly thought out) instructions to replace bash with MacPorts version to

a) put back the original bash from their backups ;)

b) manually install the updates from Apple that properly fix this

OS X bash Update 1.0 may be obtained from the following webpages: <> – OS X Lion <> – OS X Mountain Lion <> – OS X Mavericks

For OSX 10.6 and older, where there is no update, follow the instructions post to this thread to patch bash properly (i.e. no macPorts dependencies).


> On 29 Oct 2014, at 6:18pm, Lawrence Velázquez <larryv at> wrote:
> On Oct 28, 2014, at 4:36 AM, Chris Jones <jonesc at> wrote:
>>> in an attempt to minimize exposure to Shellshock.  IIRC I got the above
>>> from someone on this list.
>> Together, if I recall, with a number of posts saying it was also a very bad idea....
> Upgrading gettext will break for everyone who replaced the system bash with MacPorts'.
> 1. User replaces /bin/sh with MacPorts' bash, which dynamically links to gettext.
> 2. User runs selfupdate and receives new gettext Portfile.
> 3. User runs port upgrade.
> 4. Upgrade process deactivates old gettext. The replacement /bin/sh is now broken because libintl.8.dylib does not exist.
> 5. Upgrade process tries to activate new gettext but dies because /bin/sh is broken.
> vq
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