Subject: Re: tnftp build fails on MacOS X 10.3.9 (bootstrap)
To: Luke Mewburn <>
From: John D. Baker <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 06/10/2005 20:51:01
On Sat, 11 Jun 2005, Luke Mewburn wrote:

> On Fri, Jun 10, 2005 at 05:30:54PM -0500, John D. Baker wrote:
>   | Okay, the issue is specifically with net/tnftp, which is built as part
>   | of bootstrapping pkgsrc on Darwin/MacOS X (at least).  The configure
>   | step is somehow not picking up the fact that MacOS X 10.3.9 has a
>   | 'dirname()' function.
>   |
>   | I've worked around it by hacking the "net/tnftp/files/"
>   | file to explicitly:
>   |
>   |    #define HAVE_DIRNAME 1
>   |
>   | so it will persist when bootstrap/work/tnftp/config.h is created.
>   |
>   | With this hack in place, the bootstrap operation completes with no
>   | further problems.
> The configure script looks for dirname (in libgen, for example),
> and if it's not found it does AC_REPLACE_FUNCS(dirname),
> so I don't understand why the latter isn't providing it if the former
> doesn't find it.
> Does the configure output give any hints to what's going on?
> What's the build error you're seeing?

My apologies.  I'd originally posted about the problem in:

and later followed up with error report:

I should have kept the subject the same.

While MacOS X has dirname(3), it does not have libgen.dylib.  Instead
dirname(3) is found in libSystem.dylib.  The header file <libgen.h>
is still used, though, which leads to the conflict with tnftp.h

John D. Baker, KN5UKS                    NetBSD     Darwin/MacOS X
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