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Re: lilypond does not work with Mac OS 10.15 (Catalina)

From: Hans Åberg
Subject: Re: lilypond does not work with Mac OS 10.15 (Catalina)
Date: Thu, 10 Oct 2019 17:51:31 +0200

> On 10 Oct 2019, at 9:01:57 AM, Eric Benson <address@hidden> wrote:
> I was able to build Lilypond on Catalina, using the newest Xcode. MacPorts 
> does not yet have a distribution for Catalina, so I built it from source as 
> well. It seems to work fine. I did have to make one change to the Portfile 
> for lilypond-devel. I added macports-gcc-9 at the top of the 
> compiler.fallback-append list, because MacPorts was mistakenly trying and 
> failing to build gcc8 as a dependency.

This is good, but I think GCC 8 was kept deliberately as it was unclear if GCC 
9 would work.

> I know there is a political controversy about the GNU License and the latest 
> Xcode, but there don't seem to be any technical challenges to building from 
> source on the current Mac OS and Xcode.

It is only for cross builds.

> I'm using a 64-bit-compiled Lilypond 2.19.83 on Catalina now.

Me too: The MacPorts version seems to work if installing before the update to 
MacOS 10.15. :-)

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