Re: Yosemite (Alexander Hansen) - (some) success building Fink under 10.10 Yosemite
John Lillibridge - NOAA Federal <john.lillibridge <at> noaa.gov>
2014-08-08 16:50:00 GMT
Dear Alexander & Fink developers,
I wanted to share my experience based on your advice below, to build Fink under Yosemite 10.10 (public beta)
After installing the XCode 6.0 command line tools, XQuartz, and Java on my 10.10 test system, I downloaded
the HalfDome branch of Fink, and simply ran "./bootstrap". To my pleasant surprise it completed without
error, and I have a Yosemite fink distribution based on 0.37.99.git.
I then tried to change the selfupdate method to CVS, which required 'fink install cvs'. This failed with a
'pod2man' error that I had seen earlier when trying to get Fink to build under 10.10:
cms.pod around line 457: Expected text after =item, not a number
cms.pod around line 461: Expected text after =item, not a number
cms.pod around line 465: Expected text after =item, not a number
cms.pod around line 470: Expected text after =item, not a number
cms.pod around line 474: Expected text after =item, not a number
POD document had syntax errors at /usr/bin/pod2man5.18 line 72.
make: *** [install_docs] Error 255
I wanted to report this problem since it stands in the way of adding additional packages to 10.10 when the
creation of a man page fails...
Thanks for pointing me to the HalfDome branch, as my attempts to build by tweaking the master branch had only
been partially successful. I HAD seend this pod2man error during that process, but it was avoided in the
bootstrap build in the HalfDome branch.
All the best,
On Aug 8, 2014, at 7:37 AM, fink-devel-request <at> lists.sourceforge.net wrote:
> Date: Fri, 08 Aug 2014 04:37:21 -0700
> From: Alexander Hansen <alexanderk.hansen <at> gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [Fink-devel] Yosemite
> To: Jacques Bloch <jacques.bloch <at> ur.de>
> Cc: Fink Developers Mailing List <fink-devel <at> lists.sourceforge.net>
> Message-ID: <53E4B671.7040706 <at> gmail.com>
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> On 8/8/14, 12:50 AM, Jacques Bloch wrote:
>> Dear Alexander,
>> I moved to Yosemite and can no longer use fink, as it does not support
>> OSX 10.10. Following something that I found on a fink-forum I added the
>> following lineIn the file /sw/lib/perl5/Fink/Engine.pm:
>> $valid_upgrade = 1 if ($osversion eq "10.10" and $distribution eq "10.9");
>> However, when I now do "fink selfupdate" I get the error message:
>> /could not determine XFree86 version number
>> /usr/bin/rsync -az -q
>> I will now run the rsync command to retrieve the latest package
>> /usr/bin/rsync -rtz --delete-after --delete -q --include='10.10/'
>> --include='10.10/stable/' --include='10.10/stable/main/'
>> --include='10.10/stable/main/finkinfo/**/*' --include='VERSION'
>> --include='DISTRIBUTION' --include='README' --exclude='**'
>> 'rsync://distfiles.master.finkmirrors.net/finkinfo' '/sw/fink/'
>> WARNING: Not saving timestamp of selfupdate because could not write
>> /sw/fink/10.10/VERSION.selfupdate.tmp: No such file or directory
>> Scanning package description files
>> Failed: not a reference at /sw/lib/perl5/Fink/Services.pm line 1885./
>> Moreover when starting the fink command I always get a message that
>> Xquartz cannot be opened because X11 us not installed, even though other
>> programs can use Xquartz without any problem.
>> I also tried ?fink reinstall fink? and get the error message:
>> /Scanning package description files/
>> /not a reference at /sw/lib/perl5/Fink/Services.pm line 1885./
>> Do you have any idea how to resolve the problem?
> cc-ing the fink-devel mailing list since Yosemite is in public beta.
> Please don't contact me personally about things like this. That is why
> the Fink project has mailing lists. I'm not personal unpaid technical
> The X11 issues are possibly due to your not having the /usr/X11R6 ->
> /usr/X11 and /usr/X11/ -> /opt/X11 convenience symlinks. Do you have
> Your rsync command isn't working because we have not created a 10.10
> directory. And we may well not do that.
> You _might_ be able to fix fink in place if you download the Yosemite
> development branch:
> Download the source zip archive, unpack it, then apply the change change
> to perlmods/Fink/Engine.pm in that source directory, and then use
> ./inject.pl to upgrade. I honestly don't know how well that will work,
> since I haven't had time to work with Fink on Yosemite.
> Alexander Hansen, Ph.D.
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