Building emacs-27 from source with AppKit, X windows, Gtk+ toolkit support...?

Ken Cunningham ken.cunningham.webuse at
Fri Jun 5 17:22:28 UTC 2020

> If we don't already have a section in the Guide explaining how to compile software outside of MacPorts using dependencies from MacPorts (i.e. by setting CFLAGS, CPPFLAGS, LDFLAGS, PKG_CONFIG_PATH) then that would be a good thing to add.

While I continue on my “try to make MacPorts approachable for common users” rampage … wouldn’t it be cool if there was a simple shell script that came with MP that did this, prepopulated with the macports prefix.

It would set all those envvars, then call your command. Then you could:

cd mysoftwarepackage
usemacports ./configure
usemacports make
sudo make install

Then you’d have all the magic of homebrew’s “it just works!” and still have the package isolation of MacPorts.

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