[fxruby-users] Installing RubyFX on MacOS X 10.4.3
scott at butlerpress.com
Sun Dec 4 17:27:13 EST 2005
On Dec 4, 2005, at 12:18 PM, Russell Fulton wrote:
> Scott Willson wrote:
>> Thought I'd follow-up on my earlier post. While it is possible to
>> compile libtiff, libjpeg, etc... on OS X without Fink or Darwin
>> Ports, I wouldn't recommend it unless you enjoy setting compiler
>> flags and modifying library search paths. It's not hard if you know
>> what you're doing, but most people should use Fink or Darwin Ports
>> for the dependent libs.
> I have not looked at the darwin ports (I must at some stage) but fink
> does not have development version of the graphics libraries (i.e.
> packages that include the .h files as well as the libraries) so that
> when you come to build fox it builds without these libraries which in
> turn causes the build of foxxx.bundle to fail.
> That's why I had to reinstall the libraries from scratch after
> them from fink.
> Hmmm... just visited the Darwin Ports site and, so far as I can tell
> with out actually downloading and examining the packages they do not
> contain the include files. I base this conclusion on the fact that
> of the packages are classed as graphics-devel and others (including
> friends are just graphics).
> I'd be delighted to be proved wrong.
> BTW as far as I can remember all three of the libraries compiled
> any more configuration than ./configure and make. I let them
> install in
> /usr/local/ and fox found them there without problems (it defines
> -L/sw/lib & -L/usr/local/lib).
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Yeah, hmmm. It's hard to be definitive with the number of things that
can vary across installs, unless you take the time do a clean install
and record your steps.
I can say that I have FXRuby on an old PowerBook that has Tiger + dev
tools + Fink and not much else, and I've got this in /sw/include:
libpng -> libpng12
ncurses.h -> curses.h
png.h -> libpng12/png.h
pngconf.h -> libpng12/pngconf.h
So I'd wager that Fink does install the header files. I have "use
unstable" set, and I installed the libjpeg, libjpeg-bin, and libjpeg-
I'm not as sure about Darwin Ports, as I used that on a much
"messier" PowerBook, but I've got libjpg.h, libpng.h, etc. in /opt/
Hope those are helpful data points,
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