How to target older macOS version

André-John Mas andrejohn.mas at
Sat Aug 19 15:37:25 UTC 2023

I haven’t done this myself, but guessing it is easier to have macOS 11 installed and do your work there. 

My fear of targeting macOS 11 from macOS 13 is that you get the false security that things worked. 


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> On 19 Aug 2023, at 10:11, Andreas Falkenhahn <andreas at> wrote:
> Hi,
> I've installed MacPorts on a macOS 13 system but I'd like to build programs
> that run on all systems that have at least macOS 11. That's why I run gcc
> with the -mmacosx-version-min=11.0 argument. This, however, leads to warnings
> of the following kind during linking:
>    ld: warning: dylib (/opt/local/lib/libfreetype.dylib) was built for newer macOS version (13.0) than being linked (11.0)
>    ...more similar warnings for other dylibs installed by MacPorts...
> Is there any way to install the dylibs for macOS 11.0 on a macOS 13 system
> or how am I supposed to build MacPorts programs on macOS 13 that run on older
> macOS versions as well?
> -- 
> Best regards,
> Andreas Falkenhahn                          mailto:andreas at

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