For Mac OS X 10.5.x, the newest Apple compilers available are GCC 4.0.1 in XCode 3.1.4 . This version of GCC does not support the `-Wno-address` flag which causes `make` to halt. If I patch out lines 19476-19479 in the D-Bus 1.4.8 configure script, everything compiles fine.
I'm not that handy with Autoconf, so I apologize for not having a patch to submit---but perhaps there could be a `--disable-debug` flag or something similar that reduces the number of warning flags that get passed to the compiler?
The right fix would be to only enable this warning if your gcc supports it, like in Bug #19681.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 19681 ***