[Techtalk] Mac OSX and the gimp

Elwing elwing at elwing.org
Sun Jul 3 01:45:52 EST 2005

what version of OS X is this?

The compilers and associated tools (and usually X) is on the  
installation CD/DVD, but are not typically installed - you need to  
install them separately.  X11 is separately downloadable from Apple's  
home page (http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/apple/ 

Another project you may want to look at for him is fink or  
DarwinPorts  fink is an apt-get system, and DarwinPorts is a FreeBSD  
like ports tree.



On Jul 2, 2005, at 9:03 AM, Sue Stones wrote:

> G'day,
> I was trying to help a friend install the GIMP on his Mac OS X,  
> over the phone, and never having used OSX myself and I came across  
> a problem.  I am hoping there may be some people that are familiar  
> with it that could help out.
> We downloaded source files and uncompressed them without any  
> problems, then he found a terminal window, but attempting to "./ 
> configure" brought us problems.  There appears to be no c-compiler,  
> or awk, and no doubt other tools that are needed for the install  
> process.  Searching on the internet I found a brief reference  
> saying it needed "X11 terminal" installed.
> I have been unable to find a download, or mention of an "X11  
> terminal", and I am not sure that I am looking for the right thing  
> as we were clearly able to open a terminal window which appeared  
> put us into a bash sh.
> Does anyone have any experience with this, or know what is needed  
> to compile programs on Mac OSX.
> thanks
> sue
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