[darwinbuild] compiling code for 10.4.6 (8I127)
driverwriter at mac.com
Thu May 11 07:15:45 PDT 2006
I downloaded darwinbuild yesterday and tried to compile
DiskArbitration. I ultimately got it working by doing a darwinbuild -
headers dyld first.
In the course of poking around I ended up with a fresh darwinbuild
tool from CVS, the list archive on my harddisk, a nice learning
experience and a few questions:
1) darwinbuild -init 8I127 fails, the latest available is 8H14. I
noticed that darwinbuild downloads a bunch of .root.tar.gz and I dont
know what those are and whether an 8I127 folder on the website for
them is neccessary. So:
1a) Can I just use the 8I127 plist from apples site after converting
it to the next style plists?
1b) is it ok to use property list editors "Save As" with File Format
"ASCII Property List File" to do the conversion? (It looks almost
correct, except for white space, a missing "// !$*UTF8*$!" and quoted
project names instead of unquoted when I compare it to the other plists.
2) project dependencies:
2a) is there a "dependency list" for the modules somewhere (so that I
could have looked up that I need the headers of dyld to build
I got it working by trying first, and then adding the headers, but I
feel like an amateur doing that and I am not 100% confident that the
resulting code is actually the same as the one in the running system.
2b) or more simple perhaps: Is there a known working order to compile
I wouldnt mind letting my machine run for a week when a new OS update
gets out if I knew that it would just compile all the way thru.
3) older versions:
Are there any experience values whether I can replace for example a
module in a live 10.4.6 with one that was built with darwinbuild for
8H14, at least as long as the version for that particular module
Sorry if this is a repeat and slap me over the head if these are
silly questions, but I at least grepped through the archives before
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