Can't upgrade gtk3 as part of a "upgrade outdated", Segmentation fault?

Ken Cunningham ken.cunningham.webuse at
Sun Aug 28 07:40:44 PDT 2016

I'll try later this afternoon to update my own gtk3 on the same system and let you know what happens.

Looks like it might be just your ld64* port that is dysfunctional - I suppose we could make up an example that tests the linker, like we did for clang, and see if that segfaults. Sorry I don't have time to create that right now.

I don't know if you can just uninstall and then reinstall ld64 to "short version"  the reinstall of what appears to be the faulty executable. I would probably try to see if I could do that, myself. I suspect the dependencies might prevent that.

I think ultimately you're into the reinstall of the tool chain that I described previously to fix the segfaulting ld64.

Having these as binaries that you could install rather than the 6 hour compiling process would make it less painful. I usually run it overnight (the clang and llvm parts take all the time). I know you have to "build from source" for this system at present (lots of talk about the buildbot coming soon, though). 

You are coming through some 'real-world' issues that are helpful to figure out any inconsistencies in the system. 

I hope this helps,


On 2016-08-28, at 1:44 AM, Ryan Schmidt wrote:

> On Aug 27, 2016, at 12:41, [ftp83plus] <gestos at> wrote:
>> So, after reinstalling Mac OS X as I did to get out of the startup crash as I did, even if ports stayed in place, I should re-perform the LibcxxOnOlderSystems steps?
> In general, no, reinstalling the same version of macOS does not necessitate reinstalling MacPorts and your ports. However, the issues Mihai noted may require reinstalling the affected ports. I'm not an expert at reading crash logs so I can't say for certain why your crash occurred. I just know that when a crash occurs, you should provide the crash log so that someone who is more familiar might be able to help. 
>>> El 2016-08-27, a las 12:17, Mihai Moldovan escribió:
>>>> On 27.08.2016 04:00 PM, [ftp83plus] wrote:
>>>> Crash log, approximately when gtk3 segfaulted:
>>> In there, I see two things that look weird:
>>> - you're using ld64-136, although step 8 and 9 of the LibcxxOnOlderSystems
>>>  guide explicitly says to switch to ld64-latest
>>> - ld64-136 was installed with +llvm37, although step 5 and 7 make sure that
>>>  +llvm38 is used
>>> The second problem may be explicable by upgrading - earlier versions probably
>>> used llvm37 and the llvm38 change is relatively new.
>>> Still, your setup is broken/deviates from what is advertised to work on 10.6.
>>> That crash is probably a consequence of that.
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