just "abort" usually tells me it can't find enough memory while loading the executable.
I assume you got plenty of that.

On linux I would then use 'strace' to see if the kernel tells me more. And the ldd
command to see what shared libs it might need.

On a mac, there appears to be the dtruss command for strace. Me and Mac appear
to be in a continues state of dislike, all I got was
    dtrace: failed to initialize dtrace: DTrace requires additional privileges
so I'm sure somebody can tell me what that means (I don't have admin on that mac)


On 09/28/2014 03:36 PM, Mordecai-Mark Mac Low wrote:
Hi, I am having a fatal problem installing yt on my MacBook Pro running OS X v10.9.4.  I am using the install script, with the options set as follows:

# Here's where you put the HDF5 path if you like; otherwise it'll download it
# and install it on its own

# If you need to supply arguments to the NumPy or SciPy build, supply them here
# This one turns on gfortran manually:
# If you absolutely can't get the fortran to work, try this:

INST_HG=0       # Install Mercurial or not?  If hg is not already
                # installed, yt cannot be installed.
INST_ZLIB=1     # On some systems (Kraken) matplotlib has issues with
                # the system zlib, which is compiled statically.
                # If need be, you can turn this off.
INST_BZLIB=1    # On some systems, libbzip2 is missing.  This can
                # lead to broken mercurial installations.
INST_PNG=1      # Install a local libpng?  Same things apply as with zlib.
INST_FTYPE=1    # Install FreeType2 locally?
INST_ENZO=0     # Clone a copy of Enzo?
INST_SQLITE3=1  # Install a local version of SQLite3?
INST_PYX=1      # Install PyX?  Sometimes PyX can be problematic without a
                # working TeX installation.
INST_0MQ=1      # Install 0mq (for IPython) and affiliated bindings?
INST_ROCKSTAR=1 # Install the Rockstar halo finder?
INST_SCIPY=0    # Install scipy?

After downloading and activating Xcode command line tools, I got the script to complete successfully. I activated it using the activate.csh script. 

However, when I then try to start yt, it pauses for 30 seconds or so, and then issues the response “Abort”, with no further errors.  I get the same response if I try to import yt into the python (running in the yt environment). Abort, and return to the command line.

I have tried erasing the yt-x86_64 directory and reinstalling from scratch, with no change in behavior.  I also examined the yt_install.log.  I found a number of, presumably irrelevant, errors in the configuration tests, but also an error at the end of the long section on building Ipython (almost at the end of the script, just before readline assembly that looks possibly relevant:

    gcc -dynamic -arch i386 -arch x86_64 -arch_only `/usr/bin/arch` -install_name /usr/local/lib/libreadline.6.2.dylib -current_version 6.2 -compatibility_version 6 -v -o libreadline.6.2.dylib readline.so vi_mode.so funmap.so keymaps.so parens.so search.so rltty.so complete.so bind.so isearch.so display.so signals.so util.so kill.so undo.so macro.so input.so callback.so terminal.so text.so nls.so misc.so xmalloc.so xfree.so history.so histexpand.so histfile.so histsearch.so shell.so mbutil.so tilde.so compat.so -lncurses
    Apple LLVM version 6.0 (clang-600.0.51) (based on LLVM 3.5svn)
    Target: x86_64-apple-darwin13.3.0
    Thread model: posix
    clang: error: invalid argument '-compatibility_version 6' only allowed with '-dynamiclib'
    clang: error: invalid argument '-compatibility_version 6' only allowed with '-dynamiclib'
    make[1]: *** [libreadline.6.2.dylib] Error 1
    make: [shared] Error 2 (ignored)

Any insight on how to proceed?



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