Subject: Re: which tools for pkgsrc on Mac OS X 10.4??
To: None <>
From: John D. Baker <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 02/02/2006 08:29:31
Hash: SHA1

On 02/01/2006 at 19:58:00 Mark E. Perkins <> wrote:

> I'm in the process of installing Mac OS X 10.4 (a.k.a. Tiger) on some
> machines where I will be using pkgsrc. I have a couple of questions  
> for
> folks who have already gone down that path.
> 1) Which version of Apple's Xcode tools are you using? The latest is
> v2.2.1, but I'm curious whether anyone has had any issues with it.

I'm using the release version of Xcode 2.2 just fine.  The 2.2  
was terrible.  I'm using GCC 4.0.  When it has problems, it's due to
inattentive or sloppy coding in the package, not a problem with the
compiler.  GCC 4.x is much stricter about linkage and scope than 3.x.x.

> 2) Do you use Apple's X11 or build your X11 from pkgsrc?

I'm using Apple's X11.  As others have said, it just works.
I've built a number of X11 packages and they work just fine.

I'm waiting for some patches to be committed so that devel/libgnome
builds again.

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