Compiling Universal Binary library on Leopard, make/cc problems

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by ukdmbfan, Sep 17, 2008.

  1. ukdmbfan macrumors newbie

    Sep 17, 2008
    I'm trying to compile the freetype library on Leopard for use as a Universal Binary library, however I'm having some make trouble.

    I'm trying to pass options to the CC environment variable, but that always seems to result in a "libtool: link: `/Users/matt/Workspace/freetype/freetype-2.3.7/objs/ftsystem.lo' is not a valid libtool object" error, after which make fails.

    This is the result of doing a simple:

    make "CC=cc"


    make "CC=cc -arch i386"

    Just doing a configure and make works ok (without CC) but I can only ever compile an i386 library this way. Configuring the the ppc build/host system options, and then doing make "CC=cc -arch ppc" results in the exact same error. Why doesn't it like cc?
  2. kainjow Moderator emeritus


    Jun 15, 2000
  3. ukdmbfan thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 17, 2008
    I was starting to get that feeling considering other things were compiling fine with the exact same process. I had a feeling that I'd cross-compiled freetype before, but I might not have done. Might have to dig up a G4 Mini from eBay then, as I don't have a (working) PPC machine :)

    Thanks for your help.

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