Which downloads and how to install on MACOSX

  • William Kleinwachter

    Could someone point me to the correct files to download for Regina support of Mac OSX 10.2.6?  Also, could someone point me to the installation instructions for this product?   

    • Alan Ackerman

      Alan Ackerman - 2003-12-12

      There don't appear to be any instructions for Mac OS X. I'm running 10.3.1, but I suspect that the files are the same as for 10.2.6. What I just installed yesterday was on <http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=28102> -- click on "Regina-REXX-3.2-powerpc-apple-darwin5.5.tgz". There is one file in there -- doc/regina/README.Unix -- that gives some hints -- if you know Unix. The line that needs  to be added to that file is:

      Under Mac OS X (Darwin) this is DYLD_LIBRARY_PATH

      See also my thread on the problem I had after installing.

      Someday I ought to provide directions for how to install for those that don't know any Unix. (The folks on SourceForge seem to assume everyone knows Unix.)  I am no Unix guru, but I do know a little.

      Even better would be for someone to create a Mac OS install package -- just double-click and it gets installed. (Sorry, I don't know how to do that. I'm no Mac programmer.) I only know how to install using the Terminal and some Unix commands.

    • Alan Ackerman

      Alan Ackerman - 2003-12-13

      I was wrong. There is documentation -- "HOWTO Install/Build Regina on Mac OSX
      Description: Describes the procedures required to setup and use Regina on Mac OSX" -- <http://sourceforge.net/docman/display_doc.php?docid=20022&group_id=28102>. I don't know why it doesn't show up when I search on "MacOS X". Possibly because it spells it "Mac OSX".

    • Alan Ackerman

      Alan Ackerman - 2003-12-13

      I read the above HOWTO. It takes, alas, more Unix knowledge than I have. I tried downloading the dlcompat that he mentions from <http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/regina-rexx/dlcompat-20020929.zip> but I don't know enough Unix (in particular, the 'make' commands in the README) to know what to do with the files it contains. I did find, in the Fink documentation, that 'dlcompat' is now part of MacOS X 10.3, so I don't think I really should be installing this, anyway.


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