Files Missing from /usr/lib in /Developer...

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by lonb, Oct 2, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jun 10, 2004
    Hi - I'm new to C++ development on Mac and I'm having trouble getting my environment up and running. Actually, what I'm trying to do is use Macports and it seems like the shared libraries are missing from the /usr/lib folders.

    However, it looks like everything I need is located in /Developer/SDKs/MacOSX10.6.sdk/usr/lib. Do I need to do something to get the libraries into the right place?


  2. macrumors 6502a


    Sep 7, 2009
    No, MacPorts stores them in /opt/local/lib to avoid touching Apple's provided libraries. And when MacPorts builds a port, it uses stuff from /opt/local/* and installs into the appropriate /opt/local directories (etc, lib, bin, man, etc). It's a pretty spiffy entirely self-contained system of apps/config files/libraries/binaries.
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 10, 2004
    Ok so it turns out I had an install problem. I re-installed Xcode 3.2 (with all options ticked); then re-installed Macports 1.8.1 and all was good.

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