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building emacs on leopard from macports
2006-08-31 00:00:00 -0700

I cannot live without X11 emacs! It doesn’t build from macports right now. As far as I can tell, the emacs that apple ships with leopard is broken, at least for me after upgrade I get:

[lth@tumno ~] $ /usr/bin/emacs.broken
Fatal malloc_jumpstart() error

This blog entry documents the steps to get emacs built, installed and in the macports registry. So at the time of writing, this is the package I’m installing:

[lth@tumno ~] $ port search emacs | grep 22.1
emacs                          editors/emacs  22.1         The GNU Emacs text editor (command line only)

Start by trying to install

[lth@tumno ~] $ sudo port install emacs@gtk--->  Fetching emacs
--->  Verifying checksum(s) for emacs
--->  Extracting emacs
--->  Applying patches to emacs
--->  Configuring emacs
--->  Building emacs with target all
Error: Target org.macports.build returned: shell command
     " cd "/opt/local/var/macports/build/_opt_local_var_macports_sources_rsync.macports.org_release_ports_editors_emacs/work/emacs-22.1" && \
     make all " returned error 2
Command output: Highest address of load commands in input file: 0x2b7000
Lowest offset of all sections in __TEXT segment:   0x2380
--- List of Load Commands in Input File ---
# cmd              cmdsize name                address     size
0 LC_SEGMENT             56 __PAGEZERO                0   0x1000
1 LC_SEGMENT            396 __TEXT               0x1000 0x135000
                           __text               0x3380 0x122eb8
                           __cstring          0x126238   0xfc23
                           __literal8         0x135e60     0x78
                           __const            0x135ee0    0x100
                           __literal4         0x135fe0      0x4
2 LC_SEGMENT            328 __DATA             0x136000 0x156000
                           __data             0x136000 0x119ac2
                           __dyld             0x24fac4     0x1c
                           __bss              0x24fae0  0x31aa5
                           __common           0x2815a0   0xaa51
3 LC_SEGMENT            192 __IMPORT           0x28c000   0x2000
                           __pointers         0x28c000   0x1584
                           __jump_table       0x28d5c0    0x3fc
4 LC_SEGMENT             56 __LINKEDIT         0x28e000  0x29000
5 LC_SYMTAB              24
6 LC_DYSYMTAB            80
8 LC_UNIXTHREAD          80
9 LC_LOAD_DYLIB          60
10 LC_LOAD_DYLIB          52
11 LC_LOAD_DYLIB          52
make[1]: *** [emacs] Abort trap
make[1]: *** Deleting file `emacs'
make: *** [src] Error 2

Error: Status 1 encountered during processing.

So the apple folks have changed the structure of a dylib (to add, among other things, RPATH support. that’s a huge w00t)

Let’s patch this source. Now for some reason, if we apply a patch directly to the current state of the working directory, things go boom. I’m guessing the fix doesn’t play nice with other current patches applied by macports. So I use a sledgehammer. Download emacs-22.1, configure as you like, apply this patch (credit to YAMAMOTO Mitsuharu for producing this patch) and build. Then move the built emacs-22.1 into your working directory, and port install.

The result for me is a emacs which runs in console mode. once I get X11 set up and running sawfish we’ll see if it actually works in X11, in the past the emacs-devel package was required for X11 support, and the brief port description suggests this is still the case..