Building on Mac

Mike Duigou mike.duigou at
Sat Mar 16 00:34:17 UTC 2013

On Mar 15 2013, at 17:15 , David Chase wrote:

> On 2013-03-15, at 5:17 PM, David DeHaven <david.dehaven at> wrote:
>> It's not installed by default, and I'm not sure why you'd want to since Apple provides it. But if it's there that could be a concern.
> If you install subversion, you get file, and there are other things that (if installed) will pull in subversion (e.g., trac).

Aha! That must be where it came from. (Though I now wonder why subversion can't use the Apple version of file)

> Similarly if you install one of the Gnu Fortrans, you get /usr/local/gcc, version 4.8.0.  Oops.
>> Incidentally, someone else got a build working with brew so there's an alternative to MacPorts for those who don't want to use it. The only caveat is that brew installs everything into the system paths, which could cause problems later on. And it uses Ruby *hack cough*...
> Installing stuff on system paths is not what I want.



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