bugGforth - Bugs: bug #49435, Configure fails on Mavericks


bug #49435: Configure fails on Mavericks

Submitted by:  Tony C <cappy2112>
Submitted on:  Tue 25 Oct 2016 04:59:18 AM UTC  
Category:  None Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  None Status:  Confirmed
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  Bernd Paysan <paysan>
Open/Closed:  Open

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Wed 26 Oct 2016 05:51:35 PM UTC, comment #2: 

gforth-0.7.3 was prepared when XCode still came with a real gcc.  We added the switch --no-cpp-precomp without testing if GCC actually accepts that switch.

Search for --no-cpp-precomp in configure, delete the line that assigns it to CFLAGS, and try again.  That should fix it.

Bernd Paysan <paysan>
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Wed 26 Oct 2016 12:46:44 PM UTC, comment #1: 

I don't have a Mac OSX machine at hand, so I cannot investigate your bug in depth.  However, looking at the output of "configure" on your system, the strangeness starts already with the "checking size of " outputs (all 0).  This indicates that compilation and running the compiled code is not working.  This may also be the reason why you get the warnings about "Present But Cannot Be Compiled".  Earlier than that, gcc does not understand any of the options we try, which is surprising for a modern gcc version.

My suggestion is to investigate what happens on "checking size of char *": Search for that string in config.log, and show the next lines.  The next step then would be to look at the conftest.c that is being compiled, but that is more involved.

Anton Ertl <anton>
Project Administrator
Tue 25 Oct 2016 04:59:18 AM UTC, original submission:  

On OSX 10.9.5, running configure on gforth 0.7.3 results in many

"Report this to https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?func=addbug&group=gforth"
messages being displayed.

Running make just results in many errors.

Tony C <cappy2112>


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file #38805:  config.out added by cappy2112 (9KiB - application/octet-stream)


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