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sr #104385: Problems installing GCL on MacOS X (10.3.9)

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Submitted on:  Mon 04 Jul 2005 07:50:32 AM UTC  
Category: NonePriority: 5 - Normal
Severity: 3 - NormalStatus: Done
Privacy: PublicAssigned to: None
Originator Email: -unavailable-Open/Closed: Closed
Operating System: Mac OS

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Thu 21 Nov 2013 09:25:34 PM UTC, comment #3:

Thanks for your report. Full intel mac support is in the latest release, 2.6.10. Please let me know if problems persist.

Camm Maguire <camm>
Project Administrator
Sat 04 Feb 2006 08:03:33 AM UTC, comment #2:

You'll need the X development libraries off of the X-code cd.
Alternatively you could install fink
to get yourself an actual compilation environment.

Kevin Griffin <videovertov>
Fri 20 Jan 2006 11:31:23 PM UTC, comment #1:


Mon 04 Jul 2005 07:50:32 AM UTC, original submission:

Dear Sir or Madam,

I am trying to install MAXIMA on my MacOSX 10.3.9 iBook G4.
According to the documentation I found on the web,

GCL is the official Common Lisp for the GNU project. Its design makes use of the system's C compiler to compile to native object code, providing for both good performance and facile portability. GCL currently compiles itself and the primary free software Lisp applications, Maxima , ACL2 and Axiom, on eleven GNU/Linux architectures (x86 powerpc s390 sparc arm alpha ia64 hppa m68k mips mipsel), Windows, Sparc Solaris, and FreeBSD.

I downloaded gcl-2.6.6 and followed the instructions in "readme".
However I receive several error messages. One is related to X,
which I use regularly (although it is called X11 or xterm), but
there are other errors too (perhaps because the configuration was unsuccessful).

I am appending the fatal error(s) below. I would be grateful for
any help in properly installing GCL and/or MAXIMA (or the URL of any MacOSX
binaries that may be available).

Thank you very much.

Best regards,

Oliver Clay

# Subconfigure of GMP done
# ------------------------
checking for leading underscore in object symbols... yes
checking for GNU ld option -Map... no
checking for size of gmp limbs... 4
checking _SHORT_LIMB... no
checking _LONG_LONG_LIMB... no
checking for X... no

checking for main in -lXmu... no
checking for main in -lXt... no
checking for main in -lXext... no
checking for main in -lXaw... no
checking for main in -lX11... no
missing x libraries -- cannot compile xgcl
checking for libintl.h... no
configure: error: libintl.h (gettext) not found



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