Firebird build fails on MacOs (tdf#101789)

Norbert Thiebaud nthiebaud at
Mon Nov 7 14:27:09 UTC 2016

On Mon, Nov 7, 2016 at 7:53 AM, Christian Lohmaier
<lohmaier at> wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 7, 2016 at 2:42 PM, Jan Iversen <jani at> wrote:
>>> On 7 Nov 2016, at 14:40, julien2412 <serval2412 at> wrote:
> yahoo is a bad choice for mailing lists, since it uses DMARC policy
> that tells the receiver to reject the mail if it doesn't match the
> mail's signature. As the list modifies the message by adding a footer
> (and also replacing other headers), your message will either end up in
> spam or dropped completely for quite a number of users....
>>> Firebird 3 build fails on MacOs (see
>>> It seems due to a pb with ICU and even after upgrade to ICU 5.8, the pb is
>>> still here.
>>> Would someone have some idea?
> Use an older version of Mac OSX that doesn't prevent setting
> DYLD_PATH/using simillar stuff.
> (if you feel like it, you can build your own shell that doesn't filter
> out the environment variables, but unless you want to use/work on
> firedb, I'd not bother with it...)

sadly that is not enough.

you own shell cannot live in /usr/bin or /bin since mac in anny-mode
will prevent even root from putting stuff there.
so you need your own shell _and_ make sure that nothing you use below
have a #!/bin/sh or #!/usr/bin/sh shebang in it


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