Build instructions should mention the requirements

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17 May, 2022 04:26 AM

$ make

# ... snipped ... #

* Build gettext
  - Downloading gettext-0.21.tar.lz
  % Total    % Received % Xferd  Average Speed   Time    Time     Time  Current
                                 Dload  Upload   Total   Spent    Left  Speed
100 6637k  100 6637k    0     0   362k      0  0:00:18  0:00:18 --:--:--  531k
  - unpacking gettext-0.21.tar.lz
./ line 122: lzip: command not found

** ERROR at unpack: failed to unpack gettext-0.21.tar.lz ** - build failed ( line 122)
make: *** [MacGPG2] Error 1

So I did this:

brew install lzip
Now it is building gettext, and the install is continuing!
  1. 1 Posted by peter.boling on 17 May, 2022 05:22 AM

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    The build failed again. This time with:

    Making install in tools
     /opt/homebrew/bin/gmkdir -p '/Users/pboling/src/heads/MacGPG2/build/dist/x86_64/bin'
      /opt/homebrew/bin/ginstall -c gpgconf gpg-connect-agent gpgsplit watchgnupg gpgparsemail gpg-wks-server gpgsplit gpgtar '/Users/pboling/src/heads/MacGPG2/build/dist/x86_64/bin'
    ginstall: will not overwrite just-created '/Users/pboling/src/heads/MacGPG2/build/dist/x86_64/bin/gpgsplit' with 'gpgsplit'
    make[3]: *** [install-binPROGRAMS] Error 1
    make[2]: *** [install-am] Error 2
    make[1]: *** [install-recursive] Error 1

    ** ERROR at build: gnupg (x86_64) install ** - build failed ( line 318) make: *** [MacGPG2] Error 1
    Seems that I am not meant to use MacGPG from a source build.
  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by Luke Le on 24 May, 2022 09:22 PM

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    Hi Peter,

    thank you for that info, we'll add that requirement.
    As for the other errors you are seeing. I've never heard of either gmkdir or ginstall so it appears that some packages from your homebrew installation are causing this issue.

    Since we had to adapt the build process to build universal MacGPG binaries it also depends on what version of macOS you are building, since unfortunately the universal binary makes the build process more complex.

  3. Steve closed this discussion on 19 Aug, 2022 01:56 PM.

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