brew upgrade multimardown fails

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Frode Weierud

02 Apr, 2019 01:50 PM

I have just tried to upgrade my installation of Mulitmarkdown using brew. It fails with the following errors:
bash-3.2$ brew upgrade multimarkdown
==> Upgrading 1 outdated package:
multimarkdown HEAD-193c09a -> HEAD-193c09a
==> Upgrading multimarkdown
==> Cloning
Updating /Users/admin/Library/Caches/Homebrew/multimarkdown--git
==> Checking out branch master
Already on 'master'
Your branch is up to date with 'origin/master'.
HEAD is now at 1e633b8 Merge pull request #151 from fletcher/revert-148-convenience-script-PATH
==> make release
==> make
Last 15 lines from /Users/admin/Library/Logs/Homebrew/multimarkdown/02.make:
  "_stdin_buffer", referenced from:
      _main in main.c.o
  "_token_pool_drain", referenced from:
      _main in main.c.o
  "_token_pool_free", referenced from:
      _main in main.c.o
  "_token_pool_init", referenced from:
      _main in main.c.o
  "_unzip_data_to_path", referenced from:
      _main in main.c.o
ld: symbol(s) not found for architecture x86_64
clang: error: linker command failed with exit code 1 (use -v to see invocation)
make[2]: *** [multimarkdown] Error 1
make[1]: *** [CMakeFiles/multimarkdown.dir/all] Error 2
make: *** [all] Error 2


This is possibly a Homebrew problem, however all my other packages upgraded OK so I thought I would ask here first.
To me it seems that some libraries or defines are missing. I have installed gettext, glib and pkg-config and the Xcode command like utilities are in place. Here is my Homebrew config:
bash-3.2$ brew config
HEAD: 649d1427f5fe41323c436608f5c21513f8f34f71
Last commit: 8 days ago
Core tap ORIGIN:
Core tap HEAD: f35214c3dbffe0ffe3f62978b1c3072a9352cdba
Core tap last commit: 81 minutes ago
HOMEBREW_LOGS: /Users/admin/Library/Logs/Homebrew
CPU: quad-core 64-bit kabylake
Homebrew Ruby: 2.3.7 => /System/Library/Frameworks/Ruby.framework/Versions/2.3/usr/bin/ruby
Clang: 10.0 build 1000
Git: 2.21.0 => /usr/local/bin/git
Curl: 7.54.0 => /usr/bin/curl
macOS: 10.13.6-x86_64
Xcode: 10.1

Do you know what may be the problem?
Best wishes,

  1. 1 Posted by Frode Weierud on 02 Apr, 2019 07:16 PM

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    I have run brew gist-logs multimarkdown and the resulting gist is here:
    This gives more detailed information.

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by fletcher on 02 Apr, 2019 07:22 PM

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    Sorry you're having trouble with homebrew. You'll have to check with the maintainer of the homebrew MMD formula. I tried submitting a new one a few years ago when I released MMD v6, but they wouldn't allow me to have two separate formulas (v5 and v6). Someone else must have updated the main MMD formula to v6.

    It compiles fine for me, and also on Travis, as you can see from the github homepage at the top of the README...

    I'm happy to help if I can, but I don't have time right now to troubleshoot homebrew myself.


  3. 3 Posted by Frode Weierud on 02 Apr, 2019 07:28 PM

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    Hello Fletcher,

    Many thanks for the very quick reply. I understand there might be some problem with the formula for v6. I have already created an issue on Homebrew/homebrew-core. I will let you know if there is somebody there that has a solution to this problem.

    Best wishes,

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