[GRASS5] Updated Mac OS X build & install instructions
woklist at charter.net
Sat Jun 12 23:34:42 EDT 2004
A long overdue update to my take on installing GRASS on Mac OS X. It
includes instructions for installing all needed dependencies, and GRASS
5.3 and 5.7 (both CVS), from scratch, without Fink (tho some bits could
work from Fink).
Included options (for both 5.3 and 5.7):
X11 support: yes
JPEG support: yes
TIFF support: yes
PNG support: yes
Tcl/Tk support: yes
PostgreSQL support: yes
OpenGL(R) support: yes
SGI IRIS GL support: no
ODBC support: no
FFTW support: yes
BLAS support: yes
LAPACK support: yes
Motif support: yes
FreeType support: yes
GLw support: yes
NLS support: no
Readline support: no
C++ support: yes
External PROJ.4 support: yes
GDAL/OGR support: yes
and additionally for 5.7: using shared libs and with MySQL support.
There is also the option to optimize the binaries to reduce 5.3 from
400MB to 175MB.
There are a few patches - for a Mac thing (framework support for
blas/lapack), a case where GRASS hasn't cought up yet (freetype), a
hack (TIFF LZW compression), and a mysql bug (reported today).
Most of this I've been using successfully for a while. The optimizing
is recent, so I don't know yet if it's a good idea (you lose
debugging). Being able to build 5.3 shared would probably be better to
Let me know what you think. Comments welcome.
William Kyngesburye <kyngchaos at charter.net>
"Those people who most want to rule people are, ipso-facto, those least
suited to do it."
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