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Ticket #24754 (closed defect: invalid)

Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

Problem with installing Bluefish when Xcode is not installed

Reported by: info@… Owned by: macports-tickets@…
Priority: Normal Milestone:
Component: ports Version: 1.8.2
Keywords: Cc: ryandesign@…
Port: bluefish


I followed the instructions on the Bluefish website for installation which said I had to install MacPorts which I did according to the instructions.

However when I then try to install Bluefish I get a string of errors - see attached screenshot of Terminal window


Terminal.tiff (35.8 KB) - added by info@… 6 years ago.
Screenshot of Terminal window

Change History

Changed 6 years ago by info@…

Screenshot of Terminal window

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by ryandesign@…

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Cc ryandesign@… added
  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Port set to bluefish
  • Summary changed from Problem with installing Bluefish to Problem with installing Bluefish when Xcode is not installed

The screenshot shows the error message

can't read "build.cmd": Failed to locate 'make' in path

which means you need to install Xcode. Please see the FAQ entry.

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by info@…

  • Status changed from closed to reopened
  • Resolution invalid deleted

I am puzzled by this as XCode is already installed as I use it for iPhone App development.

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by blb@…

Sounds like Xcode wasn't installed with the Unix Development option enabled, which is what gets /usr/bin/make installed (and is what build.cmd is wanting).

comment:4 Changed 6 years ago by jmr@…

  • Status changed from reopened to closed
  • Resolution set to invalid

comment:5 Changed 6 years ago by info@…

Thanks. It might be worth updating the installation instructions to be a bit more specific about the XCode installation requirements.

comment:6 Changed 6 years ago by ryandesign@…

The instructions do already say "Ensure that the option for command line development, which is labeled Unix Development in the Xcode 3.x installer, is checked"...

comment:7 Changed 6 years ago by info@…

Sorry, I am sure that I was not taken to that page for instructions on installing but as a number of days have now elapsed I am not sure what route I took to get to the stage of installing Macports. I have had a look on the Bluefish website but it doesn't appear to be on there. Thanks for your help.

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