Updating tk failed on Snow Leopard
ryandesign at macports.org
Tue Aug 23 18:06:54 PDT 2016
> On Aug 23, 2016, at 8:03 PM, Richard L. Hamilton <rlhamil at smart.net> wrote:
>> On Aug 23, 2016, at 10:38, Ryan Schmidt <ryandesign at macports.org> wrote:
>> On Aug 23, 2016, at 07:02, Mojca Miklavec <mojca at macports.org> wrote:
>>>> On 23 August 2016 at 02:00, Ken Cunningham wrote:
>>>>> On 2016-08-22, at 3:48 PM, Richard L. Hamilton wrote:
>>>>> Updating tk failed on Snow Leopard, trying to update to the current tk at 8.6.6 (probably +quartz+universal, given that's what the current @8.6.5_0 is)
>>>> Hi Richard,
>>>> I have tk 8.6.6 running on snow leopard, but with +x11 (and not universal, but x86_64)
>>>> $ port -v installed tk
>>>> The following ports are currently installed:
>>>> tk @8.6.6_0+x11 (active) platform='darwin 10' archs='x86_64'
>>>> for what that's worth. I installed it with clang-3.7, and my first thought is that your compiler might be too old. You might try installing clang-3.7 (and ld64/cctools/llvm-3.7 that go along with it) and see where that takes you....
>>> The "official" binaries are indeed available for 10.6 and they were
>>> compiled with the default compiler:
>>> I can confirm that tk +quartz compiles fine for me on 10.7, but not on
>>> 10.6 (not even with clang 3.4, I didn't test with 3.7).
>>> I don't find a ticket in the tracker, so feel free to open one. The
>>> closest one I found was
>>> but that one is ancient and most likely unrelated.
>> The official binaries are built on a system with Xcode 3.2.6 and therefore use gcc-4.2, which evidently works.
>> The user is using Xcode 4.2, and the log shows llvm-gcc-4.2 is being used, which evidently doesn't work. We should blacklist that compiler in the port.
> While the problems may not be identical depending on the compiler, that alone isn't the answer. I installed Xcode 3.2.6 (and made sure that xcode-select -print-path showed that version), and it still failed. I cleaned and added -universal...and it still failed. I did that again adding -quartz...and it found the pre-built binaries.
> I see the pre-built hasn't used +quartz for a number of versions, although I have evidently gotten it to work before:
> sh-3.2# port installed tk
> The following ports are currently installed:
> tk @8.6.5_0+quartz+universal
> tk @8.6.6_0+x11 (active)
> So the problem may be specific to trying to build tk at 8.6.6_0+quartz.
Yes, I agree, sorry, Mojca responded to me privately that the problem isn't the compiler, it's the +quartz variant, and I confirmed that on my system too. This problem needs to be reported to the developers of tk so it can be fixed.
+quartz used to be the default variant but it was changed last year:
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