Pkgsrc on OS X

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Well, I got this Powerbook and all the included OSS software was laughably out of date. I could have done the Fink thing, but I like pkgsrc...

Build Machine

My OS X machine is a 12" Powerbook 1ghz PowerPC G4 with 768mb of RAM and a 40gb disk running OS X 10.4.

Darwin neural.local 8.11.0 Darwin Kernel Version 8.11.0: Wed Oct 10 18:26:00 PDT 2007; root:xnu-792.24.17~1/RELEASE_PPC Power Macintosh powerpc

Bootstrapping pkgsrc

Here's a guide to get you started. I'd recommend you download the pkgsrc tarball from NetBSD's FTP server instead of checking out CVS (unless you like wasting time).

Build Problems


INSTALL_PROGRAM='/usr/bin/install -c -o root -g wheel -m 555' bmake install clean

For some reason, by default, configure adds the -s argument for INSTALL_PROGRAM which makes bmake install with an error about stripping.