Problem compiling GnuPG 2.1.0 on OS X 10.10

Ramsey Dow yesmar at
Fri Nov 7 06:41:41 CET 2014

Hello, I am having a build failure with GnuPG 2.1.0 on OS X 10.10 using Xcode 6.1's compiler tools.

I have successfully compiled and installed all of the prerequisite libraries (npth 1.1, libgpg-error 1.17, libksba 1.3.1, and libassuan 2.1.2). My build sequence is as follows:

gpg --verify $MRT/cache/gnupg-2.1.0.tar.bz2.sig
tar xjf $MRT/cache/gnupg-2.1.0.tar.bz2
pushd gnupg-2.1.0
./configure --prefix=$MRTRT

The compilation fails while linking t-sexputil in common. Here are the last few lines of the build process:

gcc -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I. -I..  -I../gl -I../intl -DLOCALEDIR=\"/Users/ramsey/Developer/MRT/runtime/share/locale\" -DGNUPG_BINDIR="\"/Users/ramsey/Developer/MRT/runtime/bin\"" -DGNUPG_LIBEXECDIR="\"/Users/ramsey/Developer/MRT/runtime/libexec\"" -DGNUPG_LIBDIR="\"/Users/ramsey/Developer/MRT/runtime/lib/gnupg\"" -DGNUPG_DATADIR="\"/Users/ramsey/Developer/MRT/runtime/share/gnupg\"" -DGNUPG_SYSCONFDIR="\"/Users/ramsey/Developer/MRT/runtime/etc/gnupg\"" -DGNUPG_LOCALSTATEDIR="\"/Users/ramsey/Developer/MRT/runtime/var\""        -I/Users/ramsey/Developer/MRT/runtime/include -I/Users/ramsey/Developer/MRT/runtime/include -I/Users/ramsey/Developer/MRT/runtime/include -g -O2 -Wall -Wno-pointer-sign -Wpointer-arith -MT t-sexputil.o -MD -MP -MF .deps/t-sexputil.Tpo -c -o t-sexputil.o t-sexputil.c
mv -f .deps/t-sexputil.Tpo .deps/t-sexputil.Po
gcc -I/Users/ramsey/Developer/MRT/runtime/include -I/Users/ramsey/Developer/MRT/runtime/include -I/Users/ramsey/Developer/MRT/runtime/include -g -O2 -Wall -Wno-pointer-sign -Wpointer-arith   -o t-sexputil t-sexputil.o libcommon.a ../gl/libgnu.a -L/Users/ramsey/Developer/MRT/runtime/lib -lgcrypt -lgpg-error -lassuan -L/Users/ramsey/Developer/MRT/runtime/lib -lgpg-error -L/Users/ramsey/Developer/MRT/runtime/lib -lgpg-error  -liconv 
Undefined symbols for architecture x86_64:
  "_default_errsource", referenced from:
      _parse_ber_header in libcommon.a(libcommon_a-tlv.o)
      _parse_sexp in libcommon.a(libcommon_a-tlv.o)
ld: symbol(s) not found for architecture x86_64
clang: error: linker command failed with exit code 1 (use -v to see invocation)
make[3]: *** [t-sexputil] Error 1
make[2]: *** [all] Error 2
make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make: *** [all] Error 2

I'm not sure why this error is occurring, which is why I am reporting it here, per instructions in the README. Am I forgetting to specify an option to configure? Is the configuration subsystem missing something about my system's setup? Please advise. I'm happy to provide any other details if necessary.


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