[cairo] install failure

John Delacour johndelacour at gmail.com
Sun Jan 25 01:18:14 PST 2009

At 01:56 -0700 25/1/09, Dan Ventura wrote:

>...I'm trying to install cairo on my MacBook Pro (running OS X 
>10.5.5) using MacPorts. ÊThe install fails at two points, with the 
>build output looking like this:
>---> ÊConfiguring cairo
>Error: Target org.macports.configure returned: configure failure: 
>shell command " cd 
>&& ./configure --prefix=/opt/local --disable-glitz --disable-xcb 
>--enable-ft --enable-pdf --enable-png --enable-ps --enable-svg 
>--enable-xlib --enable-xlib-xrender --with-x --enable-quartz 
>--enable-quartz-font --enable-quartz-image " returned error 1
>... enabled... no (requires zlib 
>configure: error: recommended PostScript surface backend feature 
>could not be enabled
>Error: Status 1 encountered during processing.

I had a lot of trouble installing cairo in 10.4.11 a few weeks ago 
but I got there in the end.  I meant to keep the logs but finally 
couldn't be bothered.    When you run "port installed" do you see 
zlib?  If not, try "sudo port install zlib" and see if there's a 
problem with that.  All I know is that after going up a lot of blind 
alleys I got cairo installed without messing about with config files 
and makefiles.

Good luck.


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