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sitrucz
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Mac OS X Support

Postby sitrucz » Jun 20, 2020 17:28

I am new to FreeBasic and have done a lot of VBScript on my work computers. I run Mac OS X 10.5.5 Catalina and was wondering if there was going to be support for OS X in the future? I'd love to try it out. I've gone through the manual and really like the improvements to VBScript.

Does anyone have compile instructions for OS X?

Sitrucz
sitrucz
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Re: Mac OS X Support

Postby sitrucz » Jun 28, 2020 13:21

Thanks for the links. I started to compile and am getting the error below.

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src/rtlib/thread_call.c:33:10: fatal error: 'ffi.h' file not found
#include <ffi.h>
         ^~~~~~~
1 error generated.
make: *** [src/rtlib/obj/darwin-x86_64/thread_call.o] Error 1


I use Macports so I have Xcode installed along with the developer tools and ffi.h is in multiple places.

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/Library/Developer/CommandLineTools/SDKs/MacOSX10.15.sdk/usr/include/ffi/ffi.h
/opt/local/lib/libffi-3.2.1/include/ffi.h


How can I tell make where to find ffi.h?

Thanks in advance.
caseih
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Re: Mac OS X Support

Postby caseih » Jun 28, 2020 14:00

Google tells me this is from a library called libffi.
srvaldez
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Re: Mac OS X Support

Postby srvaldez » Jun 28, 2020 14:19

I ran into the same problem, don't remember how I managed to solve the issue, if you install gcc-9.2 from http://hpc.sourceforge.net/ it may solve your problem, note that I ran into permission problems trying to install gcc-9.2, I finally installed it by booting up from a different partition
what version of Mac OS are you running?
if I remember right, I had to edit fbc.bas so that it wouldn't include crt1.o because it's not needed in Mojave, I could be wrong on this but that's what I think I did.
I can upload a version for Mojave if you are interested.
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sitrucz
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Re: Mac OS X Support

Postby sitrucz » Jun 28, 2020 14:20

I'm on 10.15.5 Catalina. I'm going through the process of uninstall Xcode and reinstalling the command line tools.
sitrucz
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Re: Mac OS X Support

Postby sitrucz » Jun 28, 2020 15:40

srvaldez wrote:I ran into the same problem, don't remember how I managed to solve the issue, if you install gcc-9.2 from http://hpc.sourceforge.net/ it may solve your problem, note that I ran into permission problems trying to install gcc-9.2, I finally installed it by booting up from a different partition
what version of Mac OS are you running?
if I remember right, I had to edit fbc.bas so that it wouldn't include crt1.o because it's not needed in Mojave, I could be wrong on this but that's what I think I did.
I can upload a version for Mojave if you are interested.


First, I reinstalled Xcode and the command line tools and still had the same issue. Next, per your suggestion I installed gcc9 from macports.

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gcc (MacPorts gcc9 9.3.0_1) 9.3.0
Copyright (C) 2019 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software; see the source for copying conditions.  There is NO
warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.



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xxxx@xxx FreeBASIC-1.07.1-source % which gcc
/opt/local/bin/gcc


I still receive the same error.

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CC src/rtlib/obj/darwin-x86_64/thread_call.o
src/rtlib/thread_call.c:33:10: fatal error: ffi.h: No such file or directory
   33 | #include <ffi.h>
      |          ^~~~~~~
compilation terminated.
make: *** [src/rtlib/obj/darwin-x86_64/thread_call.o] Error 1


I've installed libffi using macports.

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xxx@xxxx FreeBASIC-1.07.1-source % port installed | grep ffi
  libffi @3.2.1_0 (active)


I see the header in multiple places.

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/Library/Developer/CommandLineTools/SDKs/MacOSX10.14.sdk/usr/include/ffi/ffi.h
/Library/Developer/CommandLineTools/SDKs/MacOSX10.15.sdk/usr/include/ffi/ffi.h
/opt/local/lib/libffi-3.2.1/include/ffi.h


My make command is:

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make bootstrap


Thanks in advance for any help.
srvaldez
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Re: Mac OS X Support

Postby srvaldez » Jun 28, 2020 16:07

first, I recommend that you download the fbc source from https://github.com/rversteegen/fbc/tree/mac
it has a number of patches specific to the Mac that are not in the official site
second, try installing the gcc-9.2 from http://hpc.sourceforge.net/ not macports
third try compiling with
make FBFLAGS="-asm att" ENABLE_XQUARTZ=1 all
that means you need to install xquartz, I know it's dated but hopefully it will still work
[edit]
the above command will only work if you already have a version of FB installed, I will upload a recent version of FB for mac Catalina shortly
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Re: Mac OS X Support

Postby counting_pine » Jun 28, 2020 16:24

You could try the suggestions in viewtopic.php?p=174567#p174567, which explain how to compile your own ffi, or to disable it in FB.
srvaldez
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Re: Mac OS X Support

Postby srvaldez » Jun 28, 2020 16:29

yes, libffi compiles with no problems, anyway, just in case you are interested
fbc-mac-mojave.zip
fbc-mac-Catalina
sitrucz
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Re: Mac OS X Support

Postby sitrucz » Jun 28, 2020 17:47

srvaldez wrote:yes, libffi compiles with no problems, anyway, just in case you are interested
fbc-mac-mojave.zip
fbc-mac-Catalina


Thanks I cloned your source. Put gcc 9.2 into /usr/local. I downloaded libffi source and did a ./configure then a make then a sudo make install and see it in /usr/local/*. I still receive that same error of unable to find ffi.h.

I'm not a mac developer so at this point I have a build of fbc and i'll just write some source code and see how it goes.

Thanks to all for offering suggestions. FYI.. I even tried installing brew and brew install libffi and still the same.

Hopefully down the line there will be an official darwin installation as I really do like Basic.
srvaldez
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Re: Mac OS X Support

Postby srvaldez » Jun 28, 2020 17:58

@sitrucz
I don't know what's going on, somehow the mac fbc and libraries are not in the archive, will check
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Re: Mac OS X Support

Postby srvaldez » Jun 28, 2020 18:07

somehow the binaries are deleted while uploading, will post a google drive link shortly
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Re: Mac OS X Support

Postby srvaldez » Jun 28, 2020 18:14

try this fbc-mac-mojave.zip
hopefully everything is there
when I download to my Windows PC the binaries get deleted asap, so I can't verify
srvaldez
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Re: Mac OS X Support

Postby srvaldez » Jun 28, 2020 18:16

I don't know what's going on, no binaries, maybe this will work
fbc-mac-mojave.zip
should be OK now
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