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Old March 2, 2021, 10:31   #1
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Anyone sadistic enough to watch a noob try to compile on OS X 10.6.8?

So my current MBP gave up the GPU ghost a few days ago and I'm using a 17 year old intel Core Duo 15" MBP running the newest version of OS X that supports it: 10.6.8 Snow Leopard. It may be some time before I can afford what I want... days or weeks idk yet.

The latest build of Angband that will run on this thing is 4.0.5. Newer versions just fail to launch. The nostalgia was entertaining for a while, but I'd rather play 4.1.x or preferably 4.2.x

I don't see any reason why I shouldn't be able to compile my own app, but it'd be the first time I've ever done such on a modern OS. (My last compile was on a HP64000 development system in 1985.)

It's been nothing but a series of obstacles:

I got the 4.2.1 source from, unpacked it, and navigated to the src directory in a terminal window, and began to think "Hey, this is going to work!"

But when I tried "make -f makefile.osx" all I got back was "-bash: make: command not found"

Fk me. Xcode never got installed on this thing.

Ok, so then a little gargling led me to the Apple developer site, and I logged in and found the version of Xcode I need... only to find my browser won't grok the download page.

"The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because it uses an invalid or unsupported form of compression."

I have never seen this before, ever, on any site... wtf Apple? (You know, if I'm looking for a version of xcode that's 8 major revisions old, I'm not likely to be running your latest OS or an up-to-date browser... come ON.)

Anyway, so now I'm gonna have to go dig thru the attic and find the right box with the old install CDs/DVDs for this old beast, hope the Snow Leopard DVD is there, and hope it mounts. WTF Apple...

Am I doing it right?

Am I stupidly overlooking something?

(Like an alternate source for xcode-3.2.6?)

[Now I remember why I switched from EE/CS to straight EE.]
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