[erlang-bugs] Re: [erlang-questions] wx fails to build on Snow Leopard

Dan Gudmundsson dgud@REDACTED
Mon Sep 7 08:00:18 CEST 2009

I don't think wxWidgets 2.8.* works in 64-bit, it uses the old gui api.
They are working on fixing that in wxWidgets 2.9 and 3.0.

But the problem remains, for me the emulator crashes with a SIGTRAP when
loading the driver.


Tuncer Ayaz wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 2, 2009 at 5:10 PM, Steve Vinoski<vinoski@REDACTED> wrote:
>> I'm seeing that the wx part of the Erlang/OTP build doesn't work on OS X
>> 10.6 (Snow Leopard). I don't use wx so it's no big deal to me, but I'm
>> seeing the g++ compiler appear to hang when compiling
>> lib/wx/c_src/gen/wxe_funcs.cpp. I let it run quite awhile and it never got
>> past that point, but my laptop fans were running full blast so I wonder if
>> the compilation got stuck in an infinite loop. If I manually edit wx out of
>> the lib/Makefile, then everything builds and seems to work as normal. There
>> are also lots of compilation warnings in the wx area due to deprecation of
>> some APIs being used and due to string constants being passed as char*.
> The build continues once that one long compile step has finished.
> What was "quite a while"? 10 minutes? 30 minutes?
> Can you try to build again and wait a little longer?
> This does not mean that the wx driver now automatically works on OSX:
>   "WX Failed loading "wxe_driver"@[...]".
> Also, by default on OSX.6 it's -m64, so:
>   wxe_driver.so: Mach-O 64-bit bundle x86_64.).
> The wx driver not easily working is an issue specific to Darwin,
> there are no problems like that on linux.
> For the record, Snow Leopard seems to bundle wx-2.8.8 and the
> on 10.5 it also failed with 2.8.10. That's why I didn't try to use
> a 2.8.10 install of wxMac for the driver, yet.
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