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Code Blocks Won't work on Mac

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Feb 4, 2013 6:58 AM

Okay, so I'm taking an Intro to C class and I cannot get my Code Blocks compiler to work. I've installed Command Line tools for Xcode and I also have Xcode. However, the installation for the OSX 10.7.5 software update won't seem to work. I keep getting the following message:


file://localhost/Users/alyssacastelli/Desktop/Screen%20Shot%202013-02-04%20at%20 9.40.36%20AM.png



I have a simple "hello world" code in Code Blocks and when I hit "build and run", all I get is this:


gcc   -c "/Users/alyssacastelli/Desktop/C Programming Files/alyssahello.c" -o "/Users/alyssacastelli/Desktop/C Programming Files/alyssahello.o"

g++  -o "/Users/alyssacastelli/Desktop/C Programming Files/alyssahello" "/Users/alyssacastelli/Desktop/C Programming Files/alyssahello.o"  

Process terminated with status 0 (0 minute(s), 1 second(s))

0 error(s), 0 warning(s) (0 minute(s), 1 second(s))


Checking for existence: /Users/alyssacastelli/Desktop/C Programming Files/alyssahello

Executing: osascript -e 'tell app "Terminal"' -e 'activate' -e 'do script "/Users/alyssacastelli/Desktop/C Programming Files/alyssahello"' -e 'end tell' /Users/alyssacastelli/Downloads/   (in /Users/alyssacastelli/Desktop/C Programming Files)

Process terminated with status 0 (0 minute(s), 2 second(s))



I've been trying to get this thing to work for years. I've taken it to my professor several times as well as a few of the other mac users in my class with no success. If someone here can figure this out, that would be great. Thanks.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.5), Code Blocks compiler and Xcode
  • red_menace Level 6 Level 6 (14,330 points)
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    Feb 4, 2013 7:34 AM (in response to alyssabritt)

    Try reposting your error screenshot - you can upload images directly to the server by clicking the camera icon in the editor toolbar, otherwise you will need a link to someplace accessible (no one will be able to see your file with that link).

  • VikingOSX Level 5 Level 5 (4,815 points)
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    Feb 4, 2013 7:36 AM (in response to alyssabritt)

    Update to the 2-January-2013 12.11-SP1 Code::Blocks release for OS X. Have you shared this issue on the Code::Blocks forum or with them directly? Have you tried to compile your code on another platform in Code::Blocks?


    You might want to post this over on the developer area in the Apple Support Community.


    Whatever happened to the legacy compilation sequence:


    gcc -O2 -o alyssahello alyssahello.c

  • etresoft Level 7 Level 7 (23,930 points)
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    Feb 4, 2013 8:53 AM (in response to alyssabritt)

    Google search results tell me that "Codeblocks is a cross-platform IDE built around wxWidgets, designed to be extensible and configurable. Runs on Windows and Linux"


    Why on earth would you ever use such a thing? Is this a requirement for the class? You don't want it.


    If this is a requirement for the class, you might be able to get Codeblocks from MacPorts or something. You could build it yourself, but you would have to learn a bit about Xcode and other stuff first - the catch-22 of open source.


    But to reiterate, you don't want to use Codeblocks for anything. It is a waste of your time. If it is required for this class, drop the class and find another one.

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (22,905 points)
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    Feb 4, 2013 9:14 AM (in response to alyssabritt)

    I've been trying to get this thing to work for years.

    How long is this course? Has to be one of the longest running programming classes going.

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (22,905 points)
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    Feb 4, 2013 9:25 AM (in response to alyssabritt)

    You're not getting any errors acording to the printouts you posted, both the compile and the second thing that ran exited with 0.  So what is the problem?


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