Sunday, July 5, 2009

Failure to compile 64 bit gtk on mac os

Attempted to install gtk+-2.17.2 on my mac. Had to install:
which would not let me compile with multiple architectures, and
which won't configure because:

configure: configuring in glib-1.2.8
configure: running /bin/sh './configure' --prefix=/usr/local CC= CFLAGS= LDFLAGS= --cache-file=/dev/null --srcdir=.
configure: warning: CC=: invalid host type
configure: warning: CFLAGS=: invalid host type
configure: error: can only configure for one host and one target at a time
configure: error: /bin/sh './configure' failed for glib-1.2.8

which is bs because I don't have any compiler flags set.

So, gtk+ seems hopeless.

UPDATE: 0.9.0 is not the latest version, 0.23.0 is. Dumb version numbering.

GTK is absurd to install. You need:
pango (MUST be installed AFTER cairo)
jpeg2000 - but I just passed a flag to not do this because it didn't install right. --without-libjasper
fontconfig I mean, really? at this point it's just ridiculous....

and finally, it died with this:
checking Pango flags... configure: error:
*** Pango not found. Pango built with Cairo support is required
*** to build GTK+. See for Pango information.

which meant that I had to reinstall Pango because I had installed it before Cairo.

I believe this is where the term dependency hell comes from.

Also, I don't think any of these are x86-64 compatible.

Then I'm STILL not done.

PyGTK dies with an import error on dsextras, which a painful google search traces to pygobject. pygobject makes and installs fine.... but then I find out it installed to /usr/local/lib/python2.6/site-packages/gtk-2.0/, which is obviously not on my python path since I installed a framework.

./configure --prefix=/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.6/
in both pygobject and pygtk.

Oh, guess what? Need pycairo too. What happens there? What you'd guess:
ld warning: in /Developer/SDKs/MacOSX10.5.sdk/usr/local/lib/libcairo.dylib, file is not of required architecture

so when I configure pygtk:

The following modules will be built:


The following modules will NOT be built:


Damn. That blows.

python-64 -c "import gtk"
ImportError: dlopen(/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.6/lib/python2.6/site-packages/gtk-2.0/glib/, 2): no suitable image found. Did find:
/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.6/lib/python2.6/site-packages/gtk-2.0/glib/ mach-o, but wrong architecture


1 comment:

PandaBear said...

Ahhh! I know exactly what you are taking about, and I went through this and finally gave up, switched to ubuntu, and installed everything via package manager. I was trying to do it on my macbook and dependency hell is an understatement. I got as far as you did with the error but did not think to reinstall pango - I just said forget it and used ubuntu for all my pygtk stuff. Did I mention I hate my macbook after this experience?