[tex-live] Why does 'make extras' fail here on Mac OS X?

Gerben Wierda sherlock@rna.nl
Fri, 26 Apr 2002 00:29:14 +0200

On Thursday, April 25, 2002, at 08:40 , Vladimir Volovich wrote:

>> i think that is because you redefined datadir in configure.
> when building TeX Live, you can use the script Build in the source
> directory (optionally adding --without-x if you need).

Actually, this is not the case. Even with the Build script (with 
--without-x11 added to the configure statement), it fails in the same 

cc -I. 
extend -g -O2 -DX11 -DLOCALEDIR=\"\" -o ftstrpnm ftstrpnm.o common.o 
../lib/.libs/libttf.a -lm
cd po; make all
No support for NLS requested
creating cache ./config.cache
checking host system type... powerpc-apple-darwin5.4
checking target system type... powerpc-apple-darwin5.4
checking build system type... powerpc-apple-darwin5.4
checking for gcc... cc
checking whether the C compiler (cc -g -O2 ) works... yes
checking whether the C compiler (cc -g -O2 ) is a cross-compiler... no
checking whether we are using GNU C... yes
checking whether cc accepts -g... yes
checking how to run the C preprocessor... cc -E -traditional-cpp
checking for kpse_set_program_name in -lkpathsea... no
checking for kpse_init_prog in -lkpathsea... no
configure: error: Can't find kpathsea library! Use --with-kpathsea-lib 
make[1]: *** No rule to make target `all'.  Stop.
make: *** [freetype.build] Error 2

It seems that somehow configure in po has problems.

So, at this stage, TeX Live as is, still does not compile completely on 
Mac OS X.