[Ecls-list] Advice to OSX users

Juan Jose Garcia-Ripoll juanjose.garciaripoll at googlemail.com
Mon Dec 8 11:15:39 UTC 2008

People using ECL with OSX are recommended to build ECL using more
recent versions of the garbage collector and of the GMP library, which
are available in Fink and probably in Darwinports. The process to do
so, for Fink users, would be configuring with CFLAGS and LDFLAGS
environment variables that reflect the location of the libraries. For
   CFLAGS="-I/sw/include -O2 -g" LDFLAGS="-L/sw/lib" ./configure
--prefix=$HOME ....
The older libraries, in particular the garbage collector, only break
the multithreaded version of ECL, and only in Leopard or later
versions of the operating system.

I want to upgrade both libraries in the near future. The main
constraint right now is that this upgrade will break the Windows port
and thus it has to be performed from a Windows machine in which Visual
Studio C++ is installed. In other words, it will have to wait until I
manage to prepare a virtual machine with the appropriate
configuration. Help is welcome, though.


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