Mac OS X

Gordon Worley
Wed Aug 1 07:22:02 2001

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At 4:54 PM -0600 7/31/01, Nathan Heagy wrote:

>Seems there are a lot of patches that would make gpg compile
>out-of-the-box on Mac OS X. Also seems that there is no reason for the
>resistance to putting this patches in the distribution.
>I can't see how the stupid work arounds needed for Mac OS X are any worse
>than the stupid work arounds needed for other OSes. It's purely childish
>not to have this program compiling on Mac OS X.
Okay, before Werner wakes up to find this issue coming back up, I'll attack it. The problems with Darwin (we should talk in terms of Darwin, not OS X, because OS X is Darwin++, but GnuPG only cares about the Darwin parts, which are the same in OS X as in straight Darwin) have nothing to do with GnuPG in particular. It is only that GnuPG is one of the programs whose configure scripts won't work with zsh. Many work just find on Darwin, but there are a few that need tweaking. Now, if there are legitimate problems with GnuPG on Darwin (like function x returning a value of type double rather than float or something like that which might cause problems) that would be something to warrant a change in GnuPG, just as it would with any other Unix. Werner was very clear about this before: GnuPG is only responsible for problems with itself, not problems with the build system. - -- Gordon Worley `When I use a word,' Humpty Dumpty said, `it means just what I choose it to mean--neither more nor less.' PGP: 0xBBD3B003 --Lewis Carroll -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: PGPfreeware 6.5.8 for non-commercial use <> Comment: keyserver iQA/AwUBO2eQF27zd/e707ADEQKjSQCfWFK+TcR+rmIkrG9Rs8JeJNciGp4An04H 6ljrYBNmISpk83S81WG58hwC =DXxV -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----