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#22 OS X installer and location

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nobody
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2012-09-15
2008-02-05
Nathan Gray
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There are several problems with the OS X binary download for 1.5.0.

  • There are no installation instructions
  • There is no installation script
  • The binary .dylib is built to be installed in an inappropriate location (/usr). This should really be /usr/local.

If you're not willing to build for installation into /usr/local, please at least use the -header-pad_max_install_names flag for ld so we can change the install location using install_name_tool.

Thanks!

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  • Milan Ikits
    Milan Ikits
    2008-10-27

    Hi,

    Thanks for the request. Unfortunately, the OS X build has been poorly maintained, mostly because of time and resources.

    We can change the default install directory to /usr/local, if that's the universally accepted place in the OS X world for OpenGL related libraries. Note that you can also change the install directory by defining the GL_DEST environment variable, as described in the documentation:

    On Unix, typing make install will attempt to install GLEW into /usr/include/GL and /usr/lib. You can customize the installation target via the GLEW_DEST environment variable if you do not have write access to these directories.

    As for the installation script and instructions, we will gladly include them if you send us a patch :)

    Thanks,

    • Milan
     


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