[tor-dev] problems building on osx 10.9.4

Tim t_ebay at icloud.com
Sat Aug 30 03:22:40 UTC 2014


When building tor from the latest git sources on OS X 10.9.4, I have found that I need to:
* install libevent, 
* install a newer version of OpenSSL (the system version is missing a symbol), and 
* disable man page generation. (Alternately, there are further tools that need to be installed to build the man pages.)

I use the following configure invocation, for an installation in /opt/local (it looks like you're using /usr/local ):

./configure --with-libevent-dir=/opt/local --with-openssl-dir=/opt/local --disable-asciidoc

I use MacPorts - https://www.macports.org/ - as a package manager, and have the following versions of the libraries installed:

$ port list openssl libevent
openssl                        @1.0.1i         devel/openssl
libevent                       @2.0.21         devel/libevent

Let us know how you go.


On 29 Aug 2014, at 13:49 , tor-dev-request at lists.torproject.org wrote:

> Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:33:59 -0400
> From: Alan Fay <emptyset at freesideatlanta.org>
> To: tor-dev at lists.torproject.org
> Subject: [tor-dev] problems building on osx 10.9.4
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> Hello!
> 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
> that.
> 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: [
> http://0bin.net/paste/fuObUINKL1EOICf8#jJuGjo2wv65-7QNcHLGBcFPsNdAwhRlWmg6OWfzCuLC
> ]
> 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: [
> https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-relays/2012-January/001192.html]
> Thanks,
> Alan
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