make.contigs error with running MiSeq sample data

Hi all,
I have just installed Mothur on my Mac and I am running through the MiSeq SOP using Patrick’s sample data.
I have encountered this error running make.contigs:

mothur > make.contigs(file=stability.files, processors=1)

Using 1 processors.

Processing file pair F3D0_S188_L001_R1_001.fastq - F3D0_S188_L001_R2_001.fastq (files 1 of 20) <<<<<
Making contigs…
dyld: lazy symbol binding failed: Symbol not found: ___exp10
Referenced from: /Users/gpmoran/mothur/mothur
Expected in: /usr/lib/libSystem.B.dylib

dyld: Symbol not found: ___exp10
Referenced from: /Users/gpmoran/mothur/mothur
Expected in: /usr/lib/libSystem.B.dylib

Trace/BPT trap: 5

[Process completed]

I can’t find this error discussed anywhere on the forum. I would appreciate some assistance, thank you


What version of OSX are you using? Mothur’s executable is compatible with 10.9 and above. From some googling I also found a reference about installing command line tools solving similar issues. Here’s a link to how to install Mac’s command line tools,