[tor-dev] problems building on osx 10.9.4

Alan Fay emptyset at freesideatlanta.org
Thu Aug 28 16:33:59 UTC 2014


I'm trying to get a working build of Tor so I can learn more about working
on item "m. Improve test coverage in Tor".  Apologies ahead of time for
being green; this seemed to be the most accessible place to start
contributing...I read through doc/HACKING and I'm slowly working through

I'm running osx 10.9.4.  I ran:

$ ./autogen.sh
$ ./configure
checking for libevent directory... configure: WARNING: We found the
libraries for libevent, but we could not find the C header files.  You may
need to install a devel package.
configure: error: Missing headers; unable to proceed.

I installed libevent-2.0.21-stable from source, and then nickm on #tor-dev
helped me see some permissions issues in /usr/local/include/event2 and
/usr/local/lib/libevent* ; please see: [

I found reference to this error on the tor-relay mailing list here, but I
didn't get far with any of those suggested fixes, and it's also for osx
10.4.  This is the first hit when I google the error: [

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