Apple notarisation process - LC_VERSION_MIN_MACOSX

Ken Cunningham ken.cunningham.webuse at
Fri Mar 5 03:43:51 UTC 2021

> On Mar 3, 2021, at 11:50 AM, Ken Cunningham <ken.cunningham.webuse at> wrote:
> The LC_VERSION_MIN_MACOSX issue is interesting.
> There is lots of code in ld64 that appears designed to add this, and to fall back on the DEPLOYMENT_TARGET to set it if it's not on the command line, and to handle mismatches between the DEP target and the command line.
> And yet I too can't see that chunk being added to dylibs either using xcode ld64 or ld64-latest, whether building from source or downloaded from the buildbot.
> Something is amiss -- not sure it is a MacPorts issue, exactly, at this moment. I await inspiration or insight...
> K

Apple is not using LC_VERSION_MIN_MACOSX any longer, as at least one helpful person pointed out. So — we will never “fix” the problem of this not being added, as it is — gone, it appears.

See <> and other links.

What we should do, or not do, to have the libraries in MacPorts acceptable to the App Store, if there is anything that can or should be done in fact, is not clear to me from that link.



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