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Re: Can't compile on Mac OS X

From: Daniel Stenberg <>
Date: Tue, 1 Jan 2002 19:33:00 +0100 (MET)

On Fri, 21 Dec 2001, Guido Neitzer wrote:

[sorry for not having replied earlier, I've been away from my mail the last
two weeks something]

> Sorry for this really stupid question but I know allmost nothing about
> configuring and making from the commandline ...
> I have checked out the current cvs tree of curl and now I want to
> compile it on my Mac OS X box. But I had no luck.
> ./configure isn't available and buildconf tells:
> [devcon:pharmaline/curl-cvs/curl] cug% ./buildconf
> ./buildconf: command not found: aclocal [8]
> The command 'aclocal' failed
> I don't know what to do. What is the normal way to compile and install
> curl to use the libcurl in my own project? At the moment I use a
> precompiled version of libcurl.2.dylib from the project "CURLHandle".
> This works but now I want to test the current version with my requested
> feature (Daniel wrote about that a few hours ago).

To build the sources from CVS, you need (at least):

 autoconf 2.50 or later
 automake 1.5 or later

If you don't have perl you must rename src/hugehelp.c.cvs to src/hugehelp.c.

Then run:
$ ./buildconf
$ ./configure
$ make

    Daniel Stenberg -- curl groks URLs --
Received on 2002-01-01