#20 Installation - Mac

release 7.12
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Sean Morrison
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2008-05-10
2008-05-09
rmbradburn
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I ran the installation on my Macbook Pro (OsX w/ X11 installed). Installation reports that it completes successfully, but afterwards I can't find any evidence of the program. Haven't been able to try it out because it isn't listed in the Applications folder (or anywhere that I can find). Is there something I'm missing?

Thanks!
--Ryan

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  • Sean Morrison
    Sean Morrison
    2008-05-10

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    Run X11 and in the white xterm window that opens up, type this exactly:
    /usr/brlcad/bin/mged

    BRL-CAD fully installs into /usr/brlcad due to its UNIX heritage and is a suite of more than 400 tools and utilities, not a single "app" that you might find in the Applications folder. We may wrap up services in a terminal down the road, but you presently have to run the tools directly on the command line.

     
  • Sean Morrison
    Sean Morrison
    2008-05-10

    • labels: --> Compilation & Installation
    • milestone: --> release 7.12
    • assigned_to: nobody --> brlcad
    • status: open --> closed
     
  • rmbradburn
    rmbradburn
    2008-05-12

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    Thanks for the background. I look forward to working with the suite. However, something is still awry. I typed exactly:
    /usr/bricad/bin/mged
    Respose was:
    bash: /usr/bricad/bin/mged: No such file or directory

    Any further advice?

    Thanks.
    --R

     
  • Sean Morrison
    Sean Morrison
    2008-05-13

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    i is not l ...
    try copy-pasting.

     
  • rmbradburn
    rmbradburn
    2008-05-13

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    haha..right, yes...brlcad. wow...thank you. Okay...now that I've corrected my moronic mistake, the error changes to the following:

    Initializing and bacgrounding, please wait...X Error of failed request: BadRequest (invalid request code or no such operation)
    Major opcode of failed request: 128 (Apple-DRI)
    Minor opcode of failed request: 1 ()
    Serial number of failed request: 35
    Current serial number in output stream: 35
    Detached
    bash-3.2$

     
  • Sean Morrison
    Sean Morrison
    2008-05-13

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    Ah, sounds like you're on a PowerPC Mac? The installer wasn't a Universal so it should only work on Intel-based Macs. There's a bug in the X11/Rosetta layer that prevents the automatic translation from working. You should be able to grab the PPC release for 7.10.4 from http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=105292&package_id=113557 and that "should" work.

     
  • rmbradburn
    rmbradburn
    2008-05-14

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    Nope...last gen MacBook Pro: 2.2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo. I do have the dual boot w/ WinXP, but was hoping to run it on the Mac side.

    --R

     
  • Hi -
    I installed 7.12.2 from dmg file on a Mac (ppc OSX 10.4.11).
    When I got 'data format error' opening mged, I found this thread and decided to install 7.10.4_ppc.
    However the install fails, even after removing /usr/brlcad/rel-7.12.2;
    there is a warning, "The volume contains software which is newer that the software you are installing.
    Installing this software will replace the newer version with an older version."
    When I go ahead and install anyway, the installer says cannot continue, there is nothing to install.
    Any ideas?

     
  • Sean Morrison
    Sean Morrison
    2008-12-11

    You should open a separate tracker item for your request, but I would check the installation log (it's up on the menu) and see if there's a hint there as to why the install failed. You should be able to cleanly compile from a source distribution pretty easily on Mac OS X too (see doc/README.MacOSX for details).