Opened 9 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

#34323 closed defect (invalid)

glib2 fails to install

Reported by: remix@… Owned by: macports-tickets@…
Priority: Normal Milestone:
Component: ports Version: 2.0.4
Keywords: Cc: ryandesign (Ryan Schmidt)
Port: glib2


i ran, sudo port selfupdate, then sudo port upgrade outdated

and it fails on glib2

--->  Computing dependencies for glib2
--->  Building glib2
Error: Target returned: shell command failed (see log for details)
Log for glib2 is at: /opt/local/var/macports/logs/_opt_local_var_macports_sources_rsync.macports.org_release_ports_devel_glib2/glib2/main.log
Error: Unable to upgrade port: 1
To report a bug, see <>

i've attached the glib2 main log for sudo port install glib2

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Change History (8)

Changed 9 years ago by remix@…

Attachment: glib2.main.log added

glib2 main.log

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by ryandesign (Ryan Schmidt)

Cc: ryandesign@… added

The log says:

:info:build dyld: Library not loaded: /opt/local/lib/libncurses.5.dylib
:info:build   Referenced from: /opt/local/bin/msgfmt
:info:build   Reason: no suitable image found.  Did find:
:info:build     /usr/lib/libncurses.5.dylib: no matching architecture in universal wrapper

Sounds like there's a mismatch between the architectures of your ncurses port and your gettext port. For what architectures are they installed? To find out:

lipo -info /opt/local/lib/libncurses.dylib /opt/local/bin/msgfmt

For what architectures does MacPorts think they're installed? To find out:

port -v installed ncurses gettext

What kind of Mac do you have (specifically what processor), and what version of Xcode is installed?

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by remix@…

$ lipo -info /opt/local/lib/libncursesw.dylib /opt/local/bin/msgfmt
Non-fat file: /opt/local/lib/libncursesw.dylib is architecture: x86_64
Non-fat file: /opt/local/bin/msgfmt is architecture: x86_64
$ port -v installed ncurses gettext
The following ports are currently installed:
  gettext @ (active) platform='darwin 10' archs='x86_64'
  ncurses @5.9_1 platform='darwin 10' archs='x86_64'
  Model Name:	iMac
  Model Identifier:	iMac11,1
  Processor Name:	Intel Core i5
  Processor Speed:	2.66 GHz

XCode Version 3.2.6 64-bit

Component versions
Xcode IDE: 1761.0
Xcode Core: 1809.0
ToolSupport: 1806.0

what would be my next steps?

comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by ryandesign (Ryan Schmidt)

That all looks ok... what about lipo -info /opt/local/lib/libncurses.dylib? (You showed libncursesw.dylib not libncurses.dylib)

comment:4 Changed 9 years ago by remix@…

oh right,

i had to reactivate ncurses first sudo port -f activate ncurses

$ lipo -info /opt/local/lib/libncurses.dylib
Non-fat file: /opt/local/lib/libncurses.dylib is architecture: x86_64

now glib2 works!

thanks for guiding me through

comment:5 Changed 9 years ago by ryandesign (Ryan Schmidt)

Oh, I missed in your earlier message that ncurses was not active. How then did you have the file /opt/local/lib/libncursesw.dylib? Have you perhaps not updated your ports in forever and therefore still have the old ncursesw port installed?

comment:6 Changed 9 years ago by remix@…

yes, that's what happened. seems to be all working now.

comment:7 Changed 9 years ago by mf2k (Frank Schima)

Resolution: invalid
Status: newclosed
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