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Building on MacOS X

From: Bill Northcott
Subject: Building on MacOS X
Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2003 10:13:05 +1000

> apple-apple-apple means "use Apple/NeXT Objective-C runtime, Apple
> FoundationKit, and Apple AppKit".

> You simply can not compile gnustep-base using that library-combo :-)

> To compile gnustep-base on OSX, you must use a library-combo such as

> gnu-gnu-gnu (GNU Objc Runtime, gnustep-base, gnustep-gui)

> or

> apple-gnu-gnu (Apple ObjC runtime, gnustep-base, gnustep-gui)

> as library-combo.  To do that, you need to configure gnustep-make with:

> ./configure --library-combo=gnu-gnu-gnu

> which makes gnu-gnu-gnu the default library-combo.  The default
> library-combo otherwise is apple-apple-apple.

> Another option is to keep the default library-combo, and swithc
> library-combo only when compiling gnustep-base:

> <at the beginning you are in the default library combo, usually
> apple-apple-apple>
> . $GNUSTEP_MAKEFILES/GNUstep-reset.sh
> export LIBRARY_COMBO=gnu-gnu-gnu
> <now you are in library-combo gnu-gnu-gnu>

Could someone please put some of this on the GNUstep web site.  The 
instructions there for MacOS X are simply delusional, and certainly wasted 
my time.

Bill Northcott

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