[GRASS5] Re: [bug #1731] (grass) can't make on grass5.0.1 on X11 (Mac)

andy andya at mac.com
Wed Mar 12 12:35:51 EST 2003

i have instructions for grass on darwin using fink here:  
<http://grasstep.sourceforge.net/> (under the 'software' section, 
halfway down the page).

andy a.

>> Subject: can't make on grass5.0.1 on X11 (Mac)
>> Platform: other
>> grass obtained from: Other (CDROM etc) Grass 5.0.0v2 from OpenOSX
>> grass binary for platform: Compiled from Sources
>> GRASS Version: 5.0.1
>> Please enter error description here (and your name)
>> I have downloaded the update 5.0.1 from baylor site, but ./configure
>> finished with
>> configure: error: *** Unable to locate Tk includes.
>> make
>> returns
>> make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop.
>> I have also tried make Makefile.in
>> returns
>> make: Nothing to be done for 'Makefile.in'.
>> so trying make install
>> returns
>> make: Nothing to be done for 'install'
>> I am a little lost as to where I can repair this.
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> I think your best bet is to download the source code and configure it
> yourself.  You need to use something like this  "./configure
> --with-includes=/sw/include
> --with-opengl-includes=/usr/X11R6/GL/include --without-pgsql
> --without-gdal --without-obdc"
> if no errors then "make"
> if no errors then "sudo make install"
> This assumes that you installed the long list of requirements such as
> jpeg, png, tcl/tk, etc, through fink.  If you compiled all of those
> on your own then you'll probably need ..=/usr/local/include, instead
> of /sw/include.
> If you're willing to
> I could not get gdal to compile.  There is problem with the ranlib
> and/or libtool in /usr/bin.  It wants to make a shared library for
> gdal rather than a static library.
> Last Fall I was able to make basically a grass demo, but without gdal
> for importing geographic raster data, grass is pretty much useless to
> me.  Back then I had to change a couple words in the in source code
> of grass 5.0.0 but since I've found answer to the malloc bug at
> http://homepage.mac.com/samchops/MACOSX/macosx.html, and perhaps that
> is no longer neccessary with 5.0.1.  If you are trying to learn how
> to compile on OS X the above link might be of some help.  If you
> install the binary postgres installer from
> http://www.entropy.ch/software/macosx/postgresql/  Then you'll have
> includes in two different places so you'll need to do something like
> --with-postgres-includes='/usr/local/pgsql/include
> /usr/local/pgsql/include/...' .  There are instructions for all of
> this in the archives on this grass list site from Sept and Oct/2002.
> Unfortunately, I did not make sense of the gdal threads, but it
> didn't look to me like the person from OpenOSX.com got an answer to
> that question.  And at the time he was asking the question, his cds
> were already for sale.  I doubt his $50 GRASS cd has gdal integration
> either, and the binary  installer for GRASS which he provides to the
> GRASS sites also does not include gdal.  Open source software should
> be free and I've read nothing good about OpenOSX products on
> versiontracker.com.
> If there is a way to get gdal to compile correctly then I will figure
> it out soon.  Good Luck,

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