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Common Problems When Building OLA on Mac


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Snow Leopard and newer builds binaries as 64-bit by default. If you need to build the libraries as 32-bit, use the following command to fetch with the right architecture in ports:

  sudo port install pkgconfig cppunit +universal protobuf-cpp +universal unittest-cpp libmicrohttpd libusb +universal

And then modify the build step:

 export CPPFLAGS="-arch i386" 
 export LDFLAGS=" -arch i386"
 make check

Mac OS X Version 10.4

If you're building for 10.4 you need to run configure and make with MACOSX_DEPLOYMENT_TARGET:


otherwise you'll get errors in the form

/Developer/usr/bin/ld: multiple definitions of symbol _create  ../plugins/stageprofi/.libs/libolastageprofi.dylib(single module) definition of _create