On 2003-11-20 10:45+0100 Michel Peyrard wrote:
> I tried to compile the plplot-5.2.1 on a Mac OS X (V. 1.3) computer and
> failed. The compilation goes through but I have a problem with ld (see
> message below).
> I need a fortran_enabled version.
> Has any one succeeded? Is there by chance a binary package available (fink
> does not have it I think).
Here is the short story:
* The autotools versions we used to generate the 5.2.1 tarball do not
support Mac OS X. Instead, use the experimental tarball available (built
with the latest autotools) at http://people.debian.org/~rafael/plplot.html.
* Rob Managan found the experimental tarball mostly worked on Mac OS X
(see his posts and my replies on plplot-general and plplot-devel), but
IIRC there were problems with fortran and using shared libraries due to
a macosx limitation on common blocks in shared libraries. So I would suggest
trying the static library approach (the --disable-shared ./configure option)
first. Remember, ./configure --help is your friend.
Good luck, and let us know how it goes.
Alan W. Irwin
Astronomical research affiliation with Department of Physics and Astronomy,
University of Victoria (astrowww.phys.uvic.ca).
Programming affiliations with the PLplot scientific plotting software
package (plplot.org), the Yorick front-end to PLplot (yplot.sf.net), the
Loads of Linux Links project (loll.sf.net), and the Linux Brochure Project