Opened 8 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

Last modified 8 years ago

#24754 closed defect (invalid)

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 (Ryan Schmidt)
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

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Changed 8 years ago by info@…

Attachment: Terminal.tiff added

Screenshot of Terminal window

comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by ryandesign (Ryan Schmidt)

Cc: ryandesign@… added
Port: bluefish added
Resolution: invalid
Status: newclosed
Summary: Problem with installing BluefishProblem 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 8 years ago by info@…

Resolution: invalid
Status: closedreopened

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

comment:3 Changed 8 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 8 years ago by jmroot (Joshua Root)

Resolution: invalid
Status: reopenedclosed

comment:5 Changed 8 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 8 years ago by ryandesign (Ryan Schmidt)

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 8 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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