Not sure what to do, I am not well versed in Unix. I have a G5 Mac running 10.4.11. I installed BRLCAD 7.12.2 using the downloaded installer package and when I try to run mged I get an error message:
mged -bash: /usr/brlcad/rel-7.12.2/bin/mged: cannot execute binary file
I did set the path in the .profile file and that seems to be working properly. Any ideas?
Try the 7.10.4 for PPC Mac. The one you downloaded is for Intel Macs.
I downloaded the 7.10.4 and tried to install it and I get a message that says there is nothing to install. Very peculiar.
Probably because you installed a newer version and it's recognizing that you're trying to install an older version. Try opening up a terminal window and running this to remove the previous install:
sudo rm -rf /usr/brlcad
Be careful to type that exactly (use copy-paste).
I removed the BRLCAD directory and tried to reinstall 7.10.4 and it still says an older version already installed do I want to overwrite it. I say yes and I continue to get the message there is nothing to install.
Are you certain that you downloaded the PPC version? How big is the dmg that you downloaded?
The file DMG file name is BRL-CAD_7.10.4_ppc.dmg with a size of 520.5 MB.
Hrm, then that sounds like the ppc version indeed!
Try running this and installing:
rm -rf /Library/Receipts/BRL-CAD*
sudo rm -rf /usr/brlcad
Got it installed. Now the dumb question, how do I get Archer to run? Is there documentation specific for running BRLCAD and it's associated programs on the Mac?
I tried to run Archer and this is what happened:
Scott-Fredericks-Computer:~ scottfrederick$ archer 2008-08-27_JCA_3xxx_FC.g
/usr/brlcad/rel-7.10.4/bin/../bin/bwish /usr/brlcad/rel-7.10.4/bin/archer 2008-08-27_JCA_3xxx_FC.g
dyld: Library not loaded: /usr/X11R6/lib/libXss.1.dylib
Referenced from: /usr/brlcad/rel-7.10.4/lib/libtk8.5.dylib
Reason: image not found
That library file doesn't exist in my /usr/X11R6/lib directory. The only file in that directory that is close to that is libXss.a
Not sure what to do.
Thanks for your time,
Ouch, that's pretty unfortunate. Archer's trying to use a dynamic library that (for whatever reason) you apparently don't have. What you found is a static version which would only help if you recompiled BRL-CAD from source.
Alas, there's nothing short of a new release or a recompile that can be done about that problem. Does MGED work? Archer is still just a prototype interface, regardless, and not intended for production work.
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