[cairo] Trouble building cairo-0.1.22 on Mac OS X

Stephen Bespalko sjbespa at comcast.net
Mon May 3 08:29:22 PDT 2004

Greetings. I would like to consider helping out on the OS X side, but 
at this point I can't build cairo to determine whether participation 
would be appropriate. The pothole I'm stuck in is with regard to 
building libpixman. Autogen fails with the output below.

There are also problems, at least on OSX, with compiling parts of the 
XML support needed to build the documentation. If this is the 
appropriate list to report such problems, please let me know.

A brief explanation of what an OS X backend would consist of would be 
help me evaluate whether I can undertake such an endeavor.

Best regards,
Stephen Bespalko


g4:~/desktop/libpixman sjbespa$ autogen.sh
./autogen.sh:   Note: `./configure' will be run with no arguments.
                 If you wish to pass any to it, please specify them on 
                 `./autogen.sh' command line.

./autogen.sh: running `libtoolize --copy --force'
You should add the contents of `/sw/share/aclocal/libtool.m4' to 
./autogen.sh: running `aclocal -I /usr/local/share/'
./autogen.sh: running `autoheader'
./autogen.sh: running `automake --add-missing'
configure.in: installing `./install-sh'
configure.in: installing `./mkinstalldirs'
configure.in: installing `./missing'
src/Makefile.am: installing `./depcomp'
./autogen.sh: running `autoconf'
./autogen.sh: running `./configure --enable-maintainer-mode'
checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking whether build environment is sane... yes
checking for gawk... no
checking for mawk... no
checking for nawk... no
checking for awk... awk
checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... yes
checking whether to enable maintainer-specific portions of Makefiles... 
checking for gcc... gcc
checking for C compiler default output... a.out
checking whether the C compiler works... yes
checking whether we are cross compiling... no
checking for suffix of executables...
checking for suffix of object files... o
checking whether we are using the GNU C compiler... yes
checking whether gcc accepts -g... yes
checking for gcc option to accept ANSI C... none needed
checking for style of include used by make... GNU
checking dependency style of gcc... gcc3
checking build system type... powerpc-apple-darwin7.3.0
checking host system type... powerpc-apple-darwin7.3.0
checking for ranlib... ranlib
checking for ld used by GCC... /usr/bin/ld
checking if the linker (/usr/bin/ld) is GNU ld... no
checking for BSD-compatible nm... /usr/bin/nm -p
checking whether ln -s works... yes
loading cache /dev/null within ltconfig
ltconfig: you must specify a host type if you use `--no-verify'
Try `ltconfig --help' for more information.
configure: error: libtool configure failed

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