Well, for those who have hapily suggested that I use Fink to install
Gramps on OSX, here's a quick run-down on what it took so far (to get
the most recent version - 1.0.8)
1) Install Fink and X11
2) Enable unstable packages
3) Run update-cvs
4) Run fink update-all
5) Install gramps from source....and it's 231 dependencies. :-)
This is on a fairly clean (no hacks, recent install) of OSX, and Fink.
Before this I only had 22 packages installed. I'm trying to download
and install it now. I'm not sure if I'll have enough space though.
I've got 1.15 Gigs free, but 231 packages is a LOT of source to
So to those who said to use Fink... :-) Maybe it'll work, but it's
certainly not for the average OSX user!
PS. I have a screenshot of Fink when it listed all the dependencies,
but I assume it's not nice to post attachments to the list. If anyone
is interested in seeing it, let me know and I'll send it to you, or
find somewhere to post it tomorrow.
From: Donald Peterson <donalan71@co...> - 2005-01-06 04:09:33
On Jan 4, 2005, at 11:06 PM, stuporglue wrote:
> Well, for those who have hapily suggested that I use Fink to install
> Gramps on OSX, here's a quick run-down on what it took so far (to get
> the most recent version - 1.0.8)
> 1) Install Fink and X11
> 2) Enable unstable packages
> 3) Run update-cvs
> 4) Run fink update-all
> 5) Install gramps from source....and it's 231 dependencies. :-)
Good luck! Hope you have a few days to kill as well. :) Yes, Fink is
not a very good solution, but it DOES work...eventually. Step 2 above
is critical, but that also means that everything gets compiled from
source so installs take longer. When I did this, I already had 10-20
packages installed myself, and they were initially from STABLE, binary.
Going to unstable was a can of worms. :( In short, Fink did not seem
to get all of the dependencies right, and I had to manage installing
those hundred+ dependencies 3 or 4 packages at a time. Even on my 1.33
GHz G4 the compilation times were long. It took about 2 or 3 days to
get everything squared away. Definitely not an easy install. However,
gramps does seem to run just fine with it.
> I've got 1.15 Gigs free, but 231 packages is a LOT of source to
My /sw directory shows 1.8G used, with 383M in /sw/fink (but I think
the latter is mostly configuration/DB stuff for the fink program
itself). Good luck!
> So to those who said to use Fink... :-) Maybe it'll work, but it's
> certainly not for the average OSX user!
Yes. Committing a LOT of disk space for the GNOME/GTK+ stuff is pretty
painful for just this single program, especially when things like
imagemagick are already included in recent versions of OSX. However,
it *IS* nice to see my favorite unix/linux apps running w/o a reboot!
Donald A. Peterson