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Re: GNUstep on 10.7

From: Fred Kiefer
Subject: Re: GNUstep on 10.7
Date: Sat, 27 Aug 2011 08:27:24 +0200

Best to inspect both systems seperately. FredBSD should be the easier one, so 
lets start with that. If configure cannot find ffi, then most likely some bits 
that it needs are missing. Did you install the dev package for that library? 
This includes for example the headers and without it the library is useless at 
compile time.

Hope this helps

On the road

Am 27.08.2011 um 08:17 schrieb artware <address@hidden>:

> Hi all,
> I'm tearing my hair out here... I've been working for 14 hours
> straight trying to get GNUstep-base installed on FreeBSD and Mac OS X
> 10.7 / Lion. I've made literally zero progress. I'm only trying to
> install gnustep-make and gnustep-base. I don't need any of the GUI
> stuff.
> Obviously the Mac Ports option is a no-go, as old and neglected. And
> the port is not working on FreeBSD for me either. So I'm having to do
> it straight from source.
> I think I have all the prereqs installed, including libffi and libobjc
> for good measure. On the Mac, I spent a good amount of time getting a
> separate FSF gcc installed. Actually gnustep-make seems to have
> installed fine on both machines.
> I sourced the GNUstep.sh file, I'm seeing the right environmental
> variables, but when I go to ./configure, it bails out, saying
> "checking FFI library usage... none. You do not have either ffcall or
> libffi installed/enabled, or configure needs --with-ffi-include and/or
> --with-ffi-library flags so GNUstep can find them,"
> I'm specifying my ffi location in the configure arguments, but it
> doesn't seem to take. I've tried every variation I can think of. All
> of my Googling only brings up other people having the same problem,
> not any solutions.
> In my mind, it raises a few eyebrows that GNUstep's configure script
> (or InstallGNUStep script) can't find a library it depends on so
> heavily. I thought about switching to ffcall, but that library seems
> deprecated if not abandoned.
> If anyone can share their tips on how to get GNUstep to build on any
> platform, there are really no words for how grateful I would be.
> Thanks,
> Ben
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