Re: [gtk-osx-users] Building on PPC fails

On Jan 13, 2013, at 1:55 PM, Steffen Gutmann <muibase yahoo com> wrote:

> After having installed the jhbuild version of python, the next problem I ran into is when building perl-xml-simple:
> perl Makefile.PL INSTALLDIRS=vendor PREFIX=/Users/steffen/gtk/inst  
> ExtUtils::MakeMaker version 6.31 required--this is only version 6.30 at Makefile.PL line 7.
> BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at Makefile.PL line 7.
> Unfortunately I am not good at perl.  MakeMaker seems to be provided by OSX (PPC/Leopard in my case).  How would I obtain and install the required version 6.31?
> I googled a bit and then executed
> sudo cpan -i ExtUtils::MakeMaker
> (Without sudo, perl can't install the files in /usr due to lacking permission).
> To my surpise this actually worked and perl-xml-simple (and the rest of meta-gtk-osx-bootstrap) compiles and installs.
> I am just wondering if I will have problems later due to my modified perl environment?

Congrats, you got it in one.

No, upgrading MakeMaker shouldn't cause any trouble. It's only used for building stuff.

I updated the wiki page to make it more clear that you must build python and update MakeMaker to build on Tiger.

Thanks for the feedback.

For the problem with CGWindowCreateImage, see

Failing any better resolution, change

if 0

and see if it works. If it does, I'll wrap it in an availability macro and provide a patch.
John Ralls

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