[OS X TeX] Problem installing MiKTeX Package Manager on Tiger

Martin Costabel costabel at wanadoo.fr
Tue Apr 3 15:50:26 EDT 2007

Jeffrey Rolland wrote:
> I have an iBook G3 900MHz running OS 10.4.9. I have teTeX installed 
> using the iInstaller and I generally use TeXShop for my front end.
> I was trying to install the MiKTeX Package Manager for UNIX 
> (<http://www.miktex.org/unx/>) following the instructions on 
> <http://homepage.mac.com/samchops/B733177502/C1647066619/index.html>.
> /bin/sh ../../../libtool --tag=CC --mode=link gcc  -g -O2   -o 
> libmiktex-bz2.la -rpath /usr/local/lib/miktex -no-undefined 
> -version-info 1:0:0 blocksort.lo bzlib.lo compress.lo crctable.lo 
> decompress.lo huffman.lo randtable.lo
> gcc -dynamiclib  -o .libs/libmiktex-bz2.1.0.0.dylib  .libs/blocksort.o 
> .libs/bzlib.o .libs/compress.o .libs/crctable.o .libs/decompress.o 
> .libs/huffman.o .libs/randtable.o   -install_name  
> /usr/local/lib/miktex/libmiktex-bz2.1.dylib -Wl,-compatibility_version 
> -Wl,2 -Wl,-current_version -Wl,2.0
> /usr/bin/libtool: for architecture: cputype (16777234) cpusubtype (0) 
> file: -lSystem is not an object file (not allowed in a library)
> make[1]: *** [libmiktex-bz2.la] Error 1

On another list, someone from Apple responded to a similar error message 
as follows:

"This is the typical error you get when you do an upgrade install of
Panther -> Tiger but you don't install the Tiger Developer Tools
(Xcode 2.0). Don't do that (Do upgrade your dev tools)"

What version of gcc are you running, "gcc --version"?

And yes, there is no problem to install miktex-tools on the Mac, there 
is even a Fink package for it :-)


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