Subject: Re: problem building libwww under osx
To: Antoine Reilles <>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 03/03/2004 08:18:04
On Wed, 3 Mar 2004, Antoine Reilles wrote:

> The problem seems to be in the way PLIST is handled, since in PLIST, there are
> some lib calles lib/lib*.so, and i only build some lib/lib*.dylib.
> There is some awk magic in mk/ do deal with it,...

This sounds like a real mess to deal with properly.

> I had another problem with libwww, under macosx : the awk shipped by apple
> produces an error lik : Too many open files, which can't be resolved with
> ulimit. So i use AWK=/usr/pkg/bin/gawk. Can it be what makes the awk magic fail
> ? in fact, i don't think so, since i have successfully build vim before.

> I really don't know how to fix it, and even not really what the
> problem is, but this libwww is really important, in order to have an
> usable system (give me my teTeX)

The PLIST errors are not fatal, so unless you're building binary
packages, you can just go ahead and install teTeX.