Terminal brew issue installing fontforge

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by kiwitotoro, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. kiwitotoro macrumors newbie

    Nov 24, 2006
    Hello, I am trying to install font forge. I found this explanation : http://joewong.blogspot.com.au/2011/11/how-to-install-fontforge-on-mac-os-x.html I went through the instructions but got stuck on the part afte "brew install cairo --use-clang" where I actually install fontforge "brew install fontforge --use-gcc" I get the following error:

    ==> Installing fontforge dependency: gettext
    Error: GCC could not be found

    I also got the warning that I have macports or fink installed ( I think I installed macports to get gimp) I looked through the code and found this line back when I installed brew:

    Warning: The following *evil* dylibs exist in /usr/local/lib
    They may break builds or worse. You should consider deleting them:

    Question 1: what is libssl, how did it get in my computer and why should I delete it? (ok, question 1a, 1b and 1c...)

    Question 2: How do I remove it?

    I am a terminal beginner, I went through the tutorial here:

    I could not find the /usr/local/libpath and putting libssl in spotlight I found libssl.1.0.0.dylib in /opt/local/lib/ so is it a hidden file?

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
  2. stomer macrumors 6502a

    Apr 2, 2007
    Leeds, UK
    Sounds like gcc isn't installed. If you don't already have Xcode installed you should install it. Xcode installs gcc and other bits required for compilation.

    I would only delete dylibs if you are 100% sure of what you're doing.
  3. kiwitotoro thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 24, 2006
    Thanks for the advice

    Hi Stomer,

    Thanks for the reply. I have xcode installed but it was 4.2 and 4.3 is available so I'm updating then we will see if that fixes it although checked the gcc version "gcc --V" and got "i686-apple-darwin11-llvm-gcc-4.2: no input files"

    will report back when update is complete. :)
  4. kiwitotoro thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 24, 2006
    Didn't work

    Looks like the xcode upgrade did not work.

    :~ me$ brew install fontforge --use-gcc
    Warning: It appears you have MacPorts or Fink installed.
    Software installed with other package managers causes known problems for
    Homebrew. If a formula fails to build, uninstall MacPorts/Fink and try again.
    ==> Installing fontforge dependency: gettext
    Error: GCC could not be found
    :~ me$ gcc --V
    i686-apple-darwin11-llvm-gcc-4.2: no input files
    :~ me$ 
    So it looks (to me) like I have gcc but it dose not work. so would uninstalling macports and/or fink help? Or should I install gcc again and if so where would I do this from?

    Thanks again

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