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

Jeffrey Rolland jrolland at wiremail.org
Wed Apr 4 09:48:47 EDT 2007

On Apr 3, 2007, at 7:00 PM, TeX on Mac OS X Mailing List wrote:

> Subject: Re: [OS X TeX] Problem installing MiKTeX Package Manager  
> on Tiger
> From: "Martin Costabel" <costabel at wanadoo.fr>
> Date: Tue, 03 Apr 2007 21:50:26 +0200
> 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 :-)
> --
> Martin

Oops! Now that you mention it, that's exactly what I did [redfaced!].  
I have a book on Cocoa and a book on Carbon, both based on Project  
Builder for Jaguar, and I haven't gotten around to working through  
them yet but very much plan on working through them, so I purposely  
didn't upgrade to XCode for Tiger (I skipped Panther entirely). I  
feel horrible I didn't think to include this small (huge!) detail in  
my original post. Terribly sorry about that.

 From "gcc --version": gcc (GCC) 3.1 20020420 (prerelease).

As mentioned in my original post, I installed teTeX using the i- 
Installer. If I use Fink to install mpm, will the Fink-installed mpm  
still install packages in /usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf.local/, where  
teTex will look for the packages?

Thanks so much for the help.

Jeffrey Rolland
<jrolland at wiremail.org>

"The weed of crime bears bitter fruit; crime does NOT pay! The Shadow  
   - _The Shadow_

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