Opened 11 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

#15914 closed defect (invalid)

glib2 2.16.4 - build/configure failure

Reported by: tim.lahey@… Owned by: ryandesign (Ryan Schmidt)
Priority: Normal Milestone:
Component: ports Version: 1.6.0
Keywords: Cc:
Port: glib2


When trying to build glib2, I get a configure error in that it cannot find pkg-config.

--->  Fetching glib2
--->  Verifying checksum(s) for glib2
--->  Checksumming glib-2.16.4.tar.bz2
--->  Extracting glib2
--->  Extracting glib-2.16.4.tar.bz2
--->  Applying patches to glib2
--->  Configuring glib2
checking for pkg-config... no
configure: error: *** pkg-config not found. See
Error: Target org.macports.configure returned: configure failure: shell command " cd "/opt/local/var/macports/build/_opt_local_var_macports_sources_rsync.macports.org_release_ports_devel_glib2/work/glib-2.16.4" && ./configure --prefix=/opt/local --enable-static --mandir=/opt/local/share/man " returned error 1

Warning: the following items did not execute (for glib2): org.macports.activate org.macports.configure org.macports.destroot org.macports.install
Error: Status 1 encountered during processing.

However, I have the following ports installed that are listed as dependencies,

  The following ports are currently installed:
  gettext @0.17_3 (active)
  libiconv @1.12_0 (active)
  pkgconfig @0.23_0 (active)

and all their dependencies are up-to-date.

If I do a which at the command line, I get that pkg-config resides at: /opt/local/bin/pkg-config.

I've done a selfupdate and a port sync and I still get the errors.

Attachments (1)

config.log (19.9 KB) - added by tim.lahey@… 11 years ago.
Configure log of glib2 build

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Change History (11)

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by jmroot (Joshua Root)

Owner: changed from macports-tickets@… to ryandesign@…

Assigning to maintainer.

comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by ryandesign (Ryan Schmidt)

Does pkg-config work? Does "/opt/local/bin/pkg-config --version" work? Does it return good information if you run "/opt/local/bin/pkg-config --libs foo" (where "foo.pc" is a file in /opt/local/lib/pkgconfig)?

Do you have anything installed in /usr/local or /sw? This can interfere with MacPorts.

Can you please attach your config.log from the glib2 work directory?

Changed 11 years ago by tim.lahey@…

Attachment: config.log added

Configure log of glib2 build

comment:3 Changed 11 years ago by tim.lahey@…

If I run "/opt/local/bin/pkg-config --version" I get 0.23. So, that result comes out fine. Similarly, if I check the libs result, I get the correct results.

I don't have a /sw directory, but I have LaTeX, ClamXav installed, and MacFuse installed in /usr/local. Note that I only installed the last one that way because of these pkg-config problems.

I've attached the config.log.

comment:4 Changed 11 years ago by ryandesign (Ryan Schmidt)

The PATH shown in the config.log is wrong. It says:

PATH: opt/local/bin
PATH: /opt/local/sbin
PATH: /bin
PATH: /sbin
PATH: /usr/bin
PATH: /usr/sbin
PATH: /usr/X11R6/bin
PATH: /usr/texbin

Note the first line which is missing the slash at the beginning, hence /opt/local/bin (where pkg-config lives) is not in the PATH. Also /usr/texbin should not be in the MacPorts PATH.

This PATH is not taken from the user environment, but from /opt/local/etc/macports/macports.conf. Check the binpath variable in that file. Changing that variable from its default value is not recommended.

comment:5 Changed 11 years ago by tim.lahey@…

I hadn't touched the macports.conf file from the default since I wiped /opt before I installed 1.6. However, it was picking something up from elsewhere. I've fixed it. /usr/texbin is so teTeX doesn't get built when TeX is a requirement. I'd rather not have two LaTeX installations on my machine and teTeX is quite out of date as compared to TeXLive.

glib2 seems to build fine now, so thanks.

comment:6 Changed 11 years ago by ryandesign (Ryan Schmidt)

So that I know for future reference, how did you fix the problem? Where was MacPorts getting this PATH from if not from macports.conf?

We know teTeX is obsolete. That's why all ports that depended on teTeX should be updated to depend on TeXLive instead -- though ports should be written so that either teTeX or TeXLive could satisfy the dependency. If you find any ports that still depend on teTeX, please file bugs and assign them to their maintainers.

comment:7 Changed 11 years ago by tim.lahey@…

It was from a macports.conf file in a personal .macports directory from an old computer. I had made the changes some time ago to work around the teTeX problem since the version of TeX I got elsewhere was much more up-to-date than teTeX. I didn't realize that Macports now has TeXLive. That's good news since I prefer to maintain my unix software using Macports.

comment:8 Changed 11 years ago by ryandesign (Ryan Schmidt)

Resolution: invalid
Status: newclosed

Thanks. I always forget that we have a .macports directory where a conf file could live.

comment:9 Changed 10 years ago by (none)

Milestone: Port Bugs

Milestone Port Bugs deleted

comment:10 Changed 5 years ago by mf2k (Frank Schima)

Keywords: glib2 pkg-config removed
Port: glib2 added
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