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)

gtk and gtkgl issues

There trouble with gfsview installation at some pont. the gtkglext packaged in MacPorts would not work. I uninstalled the MacPorts gtkglext (but see below), downloaded it from and re-installed gtkglext with

tar xfz gtkglext-1.0.6.tar.gz
cd gtkglext-1.0.6
export LDFLAGS=-L/usr/X11R6/lib
./configure --with-gl-includedir=/usr/X11R6/include/ --with-gl-libdir=/usr/X11R6/lib
sudo make install

(Apparently gtkglext has to be told by the LDFLAGS environment variable where to find the X11 libraries... LD_LIBRARY_PATH won't work.) But I still had an error like:

% gfsview2D
Xlib:  extension "RANDR" missing on display ":0.0".
dyld: lazy symbol binding failed: Symbol not found: _GTK_WIDGET_NO_WINDOW
  Referenced from: /opt/local/lib/libgtkglext-x11-1.0.0.dylib
  Expected in: flat namespace

dyld: Symbol not found: _GTK_WIDGET_NO_WINDOW
  Referenced from: /opt/local/lib/libgtkglext-x11-1.0.0.dylib
  Expected in: flat namespace

Trace/BPT trap

This is apparently due to an incompatibility between gtkglext and gtk-2.20. gtk-2.20 is the version installed currently by MacPorts. So I had to downgrade gtk by installing an older version of gtk+- from source. I donwloaded 2.19.7 from then

tar xvfj gtk+-2.19.7.tar.bz2
cd gtk+-2.19.7
./configure --without-libtiff --without-libjpeg
sudo make
sudo make install

Perhaps with the downgraded gtk , gtkglext from macports would work after all but I did not check.

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