Talk:Mac OSX Installation

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Just a few comments:

  • point 2) dependencies: I am not sure why it seems so hard to install all the necessary packages? Does fink not deal properly with dependencies?
  • point 3) "the packaged versions available on the web do not work": why not? is it because the "configure" script needs to be regenerated specifically for Mac OSX?
  • point 7) this should not be necessary since "pkg-config" should be able to find GTS using the PKG_CONFIG_PATH defined in point 5)

--Popinet 14:38, 8 November 2007 (PST)

We did an installation yesterday on Luc Deike's system but I am not sure what the state of the system was before I started helping. However I do know that X11 was not installed properly (I added an instruction on the page). Perhaps pkgconfig was not properly installed, which is why we needed gts-config. On my own system I did not need all the additional packages, but they were probably installed before. Every single time I did a Mac OSX installation I had to do some trial and error on the list of packages. It is not a problem with the dependencies, but that when you start the installation you do not know what is installed or not. This answers your questions about point 2) and 7). As for point 3), I have not tried the packaged versions, somebody should check them. --Zaleski 03:56, 9 November 2007 (PST)

MacPorts issues

As of August 2010 I was having trouble making fink work on my new Snow Leopard MacOSX 10.6 Intel so I switched to MacPorts. (When you do this you should uninstall fink by removing the /sw directory otherwise the two will interfere with each other.) Everybody else was telling me that MacPorts was better anyway, as is reflected in the article. Then I had trouble configuring gts-mainline until I realized that one had to add one line to autogen.sh so it now looks like:

ACLOCAL_FLAGS="-I /opt/local/share/aclocal $ACLOCAL_FLAGS"

# On Mac OS fink is often used and installs stuff in /sw, so we search there
if [ -d "/sw" ]; then
	ACLOCAL_FLAGS="-I /sw/share/aclocal $ACLOCAL_FLAGS"
fi
# end of Mac OS X (Darwin) fix

I suppose the distributed autogen.sh will be quickly updated appropriately. Zaleski

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