[darwinbuild] First use of darwinbuild

Kevin Van Vechten kevin at opendarwin.org
Thu Jul 28 17:17:59 PDT 2005

As you've noticed, DarwinBuild appears to be missing the Kerberos's  
dependency information.

Kerberos is a bit of a pathological case, since it requires Xcode to  
build, and it requires API that is not available on a pure-Darwin  

Luckily I think the dependency and API issues can be worked around by  
passing -nochroot to the darwinbuild command.  This instructs  
DarwinBuild to build "out in the open" and gives it access to things  
that Kerberos will need, like the CoreServices framework.  However,  
it appears the Kerberos relies on some PrivateHeaders from the  
Security framework, so to take this approach you'd need to install  
them on your base system.  They're available at <http:// 

There's a second issue, which is that DarwinBuild tries to produce  
universal binaries by default.  You'll need to update to the latest  
DarwinBuild in CVS to get a bug fix related to editing build  
information.  I also had to make a change to the default 8B15.plist,  
so you'll need to reload that.

After upgrading darwinbuild, from your build directory:
# rm .build/8B15.plist
# darwinbuild -init 8C46
# darwinxref -b 8A428 edit

Change the RC_ARCHS="ppc i386"; line in the environment dictionary to:

Then you should be able to build Kerberos!


- Kevin

On Jul 28, 2005, at 12:05 PM, John Cebasek wrote:

> Hi All:
> So I got a little further by building the kernel (xnu) first. That  
> caused
> quite a few dependent projects to be loaded and built. So that  
> fixes the
> missing make, date, localhost problem.
> But now when I try and build Kerberos, I get a few errors that I can't
> figure out. The first is:
> "C compiler cannot create executables" and the second is:
> cd
> /private/var/tmp/Kerberos/Kerberos-62.sym/BuiltProducts/ 
> Kerberos5.intermedia
> tes/build/util/et: No such file or directory.
> To (try) and correct the first error, I did an archive and install  
> of Tiger
> and then reinstalled xCode 2.1 just incase there was a problem when  
> I did
> the update from xCode 2.0 to 2.1.
> But it didn't seem to do much.
> Any suggestions on to how to correct these errors?
> Thanks in advance for your time.
> Best Regards
> John Cebasek
> johnc at cryptocard.com

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