- Mac OS X 10.6.8 on MacBook Pro with an Intel Core
- Download and unzip Simon Listens, then:
- You will run into errors like kde and cmake are missing.
- Instructions for installing KDE on a mac (cmake is included) are available here.
- I chose to perform the MacPorts based installation. The following command takes a long time to run.
sudo port -v install kdesdk4I waited an hour before I simply decided to leave the MacBook running overnight. So I don't know the total time it ended up taking.
- I was warned that macports in general is a bit out of date, so I decided to update that too.
sudo port selfupdate
- I was also warned that some of the existing Macports installs may be outdated, so I fixed that as well. Though I wonder if this is what caused the overall experiment to fail in the end?
sudo port upgrade outdated
- I decided to run some extra/redundant commands in order to make sure that the kdesdk4 really did install its counterparts:
sudo port -v install cmake sudo port -v install qt4-mac sudo port -v install kdelibs4All of them were already installed so I was satisfied with the sanity test.
- I pasted whatever I was instructed to:
cd ~ mkdir bin vi bin/findup
- I decided to append-to/edit the .bash_profile instead of creating .profile file. And once again I pasted whatever I was told to:
chmod 777 bin/findup vi .bash_profile
- Performed all the steps leading up to the checkout as instructed but did the checkout over a non-SSL (cleartext) channel:
mkdir -p ~/Desktop/kde/build mkdir -p ~/Desktop/kde/home mkdir -p ~/Desktop/kde/inst mkdir -p ~/Desktop/kde/src mkdir -p ~/Desktop/kde/src/branches mkdir -p ~/Desktop/kde/src/trunk vi ~/kde/src/trunk/.my-setup cd ~/kde/src/trunk/ env svn co svn://svn.kde.org/home/kde/trunk/kdesupport
- Performed the actual build and created a directory that didn't exist but I had put-off creating because I thought perhaps the KDE build/installation process would create it:
cd kdesupport cmakekde sudo chown -R $USER ~/Library/Preferences/KDE mkdir ~/Library/Preferences/KDE sudo chown -R $USER ~/Library/Preferences/KDE/ sudo launchctl load -w /Library/LaunchDaemons/org.freedesktop.dbus-system.plist launchctl load -w /Library/LaunchAgents/org.freedesktop.dbus-session.plist
- This time the build for Simon Listens went much further but ultimately it failed!
cd simon-0.3.0 ./build.sh
- I lost the link but somewhere on the web it was suggested that the errors I saw in the build will happen when binary files have been built for a 32-bit on a 64-bit system! And the way to get around it was by passing some arguments to let Simon's build script skip this stuff. But I found way too many configure files and couldn't make heads or tails of which one to use and how to tell it do what I need to workaound the problem.
find ./ -name configure <6-7 results all in different nested directories>
cd simon-0.3.0 grep "enable-charconv" julius/julius/* vi julius/julius/configure ./build.sh --enable-charconv=no vi julius/julius/configure.in ./build.sh
- The build error seemed to have the word iconv mentioned in a bunch of places so I decided to figure out which MacPorts install was part of the problem and remove them:
port list | grep iconv sudo port uninstall libiconv @1.14_0 sudo port uninstall libiconv @1.14_0+universalBut then the one being used (libiconv @1.14_0+universal) couldn't actually be removed because there were dependencies present!
- I also found out that that Mac actually ships with a 64-bit flavor of libiconv by default and I was able to locate the said files on my system:
find /usr/lib -name libiconv* /usr/lib/libiconv.2.4.0.dylib /usr/lib/libiconv.2.dylib /usr/lib/libiconv.dylib
- Found some clues on how to try out the Mac's system libiconv library as a fallback without uninstalling MacPorts' version of the lib ... but that too didn't help the Simon build work because now the Mac's system libiconv couldn't agree on version #s with some of the other MacPorts based libs ... so I reverted that trial change as well:
mkdir ~/temp sudo mv /opt/local/lib/lib sudo mv /opt/local/lib/libiconv* ~/temp/ ./build.sh sudo mv ~/temp/libiconv* /opt/local/lib/
- Finally I decided to remove all the clutter that had been placed on my system during this FAIL-ed attempt to the best of my abilities:
sudo port uninstall kdesdk4 @4.7.3_0 sudo port uninstall cmake sudo port uninstall --follow-dependents qt4-mac sudo port uninstall --follow-dependents kdelibs4 cd ~ rm -rf kde/ rm -rf ~/Library/Preferences/KDE vi /Library/LaunchDaemons/org.freedesktop.dbus-system.plist launchctl list launchctl list | grep dbus launchctl remove org.freedesktop.dbus-session launchctl list | grep dbus cd ~ rm -rf bin/ vi .bash_profile
cd simon-0.3.0 ./build.sh