Subject: Re: 'C compiler cannot create executables' on Darwin
To: David Hopper <>
From: Michal Pasternak <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 12/22/2003 23:27:01
David Hopper [Mon, Dec 22, 2003 at 12:47:39PM -0800]:
> Hi all.  Something is broken on this OS X pkgsrc installation

Dear tech-pkg@,

this could be important for pkgsrc on Darwin. Please read on.

As it came out after some googling and a short chat with David and
Alexander, the problem they have results because of passing malformed options
like (-Wl,,whatever) to Darwin's ld.

I am not quite sure if this is the same situation they occur, but
as it came out:

mk/ define:
_OPSYS_RPATH_NAME=      -L      # darwin has no rpath, use -L instead

But, in turn in mk/buildlink2/ you have:
#       no-rpath                removes "-R*", "-Wl,-R", and "-Wl,-rpath,*"
#       sanitize-rpath          translates "-Wl,-R", and "-Wl,-rpath,*"
#                                       to whatever is appropriate

See? There is _no_ option, that would translate -Wl,-L "to whatever is
appropriate" (I have no idea what does this mean) -- there is also no option
to remove -Wl,-L (and such situation occurs propably on Darwin).

I might be totally wrong here, but it would be really nice if someone could
provide patches for Darwin's setting of "-Wl,-L" for, send
it to those two gentlemen and see if this will help them.

(no wonder it was not in, Darwin is the only system, which
use -L), 

Take care,
Michal Pasternak :: ::