[Fwd: Re: [GAP Forum] Help Configuring GAP Packages on iBook 900 MHz]

Justin Walker justin at mac.com
Sat Feb 9 00:25:20 GMT 2008

Dear Jeffrey and Forum,

On Feb 8, 2008, at 1:42 PM, Jeffrey Rolland wrote:

> Has anyone had any success getting this package to compile on Mac OS  
> X? I am running Tiger (OS 10.4.11) on an iBook G3 900 MHz with 640  
> MB of RAM.

I have in the past had luck with the following egregious hack:
  $ sudo touch /usr/include/malloc.h

This creates an empty 'malloc.h' that the compiler will find.  This  
should satisfy it, and since this file is unnecessary (at least on Mac  
OS X, and, I think, on many modern systems :-}), the fact that it  
provides no content should pass unnoticed.

As I say, I have tried it in the past and it's worked, but that is no  



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