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Building boost with macports falls causes a cc1plus process to run forever. Anyone know anything about this? (BTW, port is version 1.710 and I'm running OS X 10.5.6 with kernel 9.6.0)

$ port install boost
--->  Fetching boost
--->  Attempting to fetch boost_1_38_0.tar.bz2 from
--->  Verifying checksum(s) for boost
--->  Extracting boost
--->  Applying patches to boost
--->  Configuring boost
--->  Building boost
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Intel or PPC processor? – Chealion Jun 4 '09 at 6:03
Intel. Darwin Kernel Version 9.6.0: Mon Nov 24 17:37:00 PST 2008; root:xnu-1228.9.59~1/RELEASE_I386 i386 – user7965 Jun 4 '09 at 18:48
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Have you tried running sudo port -d install boost to enable debug messages in hopes of finding out what it's stuck on?

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Just tried that but neither -v or -d (or both) show more output. – user7965 Jun 4 '09 at 18:52
Oh, it's actually "port -d install", not "port install -d". I'm running it at the moment. – user7965 Jun 4 '09 at 18:54
A lot of files are being compiled; perhaps it just takes a long time. I'm still monitoring it. – user7965 Jun 4 '09 at 19:09
OK, it finished. Took half an hour but it finished. Thanks for the suggestion, I'd consider that the answer ;-) – user7965 Jun 4 '09 at 20:08
Sorry bout the flag in the incorrect position. Bad memory. – Chealion Jun 5 '09 at 4:24

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