Subject: Re: 'C compiler cannot create executables' on Darwin
To: None <>
From: Chuck Yerkes <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 12/22/2003 18:50:30
I wonder about "which bmake" ....

With 10.3 (panther), Apple changed vi from nvi to vim.  Annoying.
They also made "make" be gmake.  "bmake" is the lovely berkeley make
we know and love.

You might be hitting the "wrong" bmake.

You might try (temporarily) running "gzip /usr/bin/bmake"
to get it out of the way.

OTOH, it may not be this at all.

You *can* compile a helloworld.c program, right?

Quoting David Hopper (
> Hi all.  Something is broken on this OS X pkgsrc installation, such that for
> certain packages (most of them, unless they are terribly simple) configure
> fails when run from pkgsrc (via bmake in, say, devel/gettext-lib), but
> completes when run explicitly within the working directory.
> I get the following broken config.log:
> ---
> configure:1817: checking for C compiler default output
> configure:1820: gcc -O2 -I/Volumes/NetBSD/pkg/include
> -D_INTL_REDIRECT_MACROS=1 -DSTATIC=static -no-cpp-precomp
> -I/Volumes/NetBSD/pkg/include  -Wl,-L/usr/lib -liconv
> -L/Volumes/NetBSD/pkg/lib conftest.c  >&5
> ld: can't open:  (No such file or directory, errno = 2)
> configure:1823: $? = 1
> configure: failed program was:
> #line 1801 "configure"
> #include "confdefs.h"