Procrastiblog

January 17, 2007

Development Tools on Mac OS X

Filed under: Tech — Chris @ 4:48 am

[Editor’s Note] This is old material imported from my now-defunct Wiki

I’ve been using Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) since it was released. I regularly use Unix tools like make, gcc, latex, etc. I recently had a catastrophic hard disk failure and just got around to re-installing my development environment. The hard disk came from the shop loaded with the OS, but no Developer Tools. I put in my XCode Tools install disc and installed all of the Apple Developer Tools. Afterwards, I got the following error trying to run gcc on anything:

  % gcc t.cld: can't locate file for: -lcrt1.o

Thanks to Dan Smith on MacInTouch I discovered my re-install routine wasn’t sufficient. The repair shop probably installed the OS off a backup disk that didn’t include development libraries; the XCode disc isn’t careful about checking library dependencies.

If you’re installing development tools on a fresh hard disk (or even a brand new Mac, probably), you need to make sure you have the following files in /usr/lib: bundle1.o, crt1.o, dylib1.o and gcrt1.o. If they’re not there, either: (1) do a fresh install off the OS discs, or (2) download and run the full XCode 1.1 or 1.2 installer from the Apple Developer Site (Log In (free registration) -> Downloads -> Mac OS X -> XCode Tools).

Problems with Ghostview

After installing Fink 0.7.2 and using it to install Ghostview 3.6.1-4, I got the following error trying to run gv:

  % gvWarning: Representation size 4 must match superclass's to override highlightedBackgroundWarning: Unsupported shape style for Command widget "toggleCurrent"Warning: Unsupported shape style for Command widget "toggleEven"Warning: Unsupported shape style for Command widget "toggleOdd"Warning: Unsupported shape style for Command widget "unmarkAll"Warning: Unsupported shape style for Command widget "autoResize"Warning: Representation size 2 must match superclass's to override internalWidthBus error

This is apparently a problem with the Fink binary distro of gv. If you rebuild from source (i.e., fink rebuild gv) it should work fine (assuming that all of your X11 dev libraries are set up right—don’t let Fink install XFree86 over your Apple X11 install! (Unless, of course, you know what you are doing)), .

Links

MacInTouch has an incredibly large collection of tips for Panther users, as well as for all kinds of other Mac-related subjects.

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