Ports?

MeanGoat

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I've been busy compiling my favorite unix apps and I'm wondering if there is a ports effort going on anywhere.
I think most users are going to want binaries all packaged up for them.
 

MeanGoat

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One day hopefully. Getting the gtk libs ported will be the fun part, if possible.

No, currently I have been doing all CLI.
 

ruffkess

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Is there any way that someone could post these binaries for those who don't have the developer tools?

It really would be a huge help

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xJ3D

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MeanGoat.... How about SAMBA ;)

Seeing how OSXPB will not "Currently Work" with NT services for Macintosh.. it would really help ;)
 

MeanGoat

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I believe I saw a port already of samba over at http://www.versiontracker.com/moreinfo.fcgi?id=3886

I'm just going to start posting binaries over at versiontracker.

By the way, installing the developer tools is not that difficult you can get them from http://www.darwinos.org though if I remember it is a good download 150M I think, pull the developer tools off of that and start compiling. Compiling code to work on darwin is not that hard either.

http://www.macaddict.com/content/news/2000/09/13/18709 has an article describing how to install the developer tools.

I recommend anyone who wants to expand there knowledge a little try and go out and compile something from source, it's not as hard and scary as most people think.

Example: One of my favorite tools, nmap.

Step 1: Find nmaps homepage, I choose to use http://www.freshmeat.net for this.

Step 2: Download source tarball.

Step 3: untar the tar ball.

Step 4: change directory and run ./configure

Step 5: make

Oops, crashy, looks like I don't have the libm, the math library installed. Using sherlock I locate libm on the Darwin OS image. I copy it over and register it.

Step 5: Bingo!

Do some testing, but more or less nmap was just ported, I now have a binary that I can give to people. :D
 

froody

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I would really love it if someone could port XMMS or X MultiMeda System, it's a really great MP3 encoder/decoder, and has support for Vorbis (www.vorbis.com) which is a great substitute for MP3.
Also, I'd love to see Bochs (X86 emu) get ported to OSX, then there'd be nothing stopping the mac!!!!!
 

Bison

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When I compile nmap-2.53 under the OSX beta w/ the
Developer Tools Beta stuff won't configure without help.

when i do a ./configure it goes through and bombs on
guessing the host type.

Is anybody else having troubles doing configure with
straight default installs of both Betas

 

marmoset

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A blurb at http://www.freeamp.org says that they're working on "a Mac version", but details are few and far between -- are they working with the Carbon API, for example? The one killer feature I need Freeamp for is the support for RealJukebox .RMP files for downloading full albums from services like http://www.emusic.com.

[Edited by marmoset on 11-05-2000 at 10:47 AM]
 

rinse

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Originally posted by marmoset
A blurb at http://www.freeamp.org says that they're working on "a Mac version", but details are few and far between -- are they working with the Carbon API, for example? The one killer feature I need Freeamp for is the support for RealJukebox .RMP files for downloading full albums from services like http://www.emusic.com.

[Edited by marmoset on 11-05-2000 at 10:47 AM]

freeamp's funding has been drastically cut recently, i wouldn't expect a whole lot of anything from them. (i work for emusic) but on a side note... c&g said they are currently looking at supporting the ".rmp" format very soon.

should be cool.
 

DiskBreaker

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Originally posted by Bison
When I compile nmap-2.53 under the OSX beta w/ the
Developer Tools Beta stuff won't configure without help.

when i do a ./configure it goes through and bombs on
guessing the host type.

Is anybody else having troubles doing configure with
straight default installs of both Betas

This question has already been covered in great detail on the Thread "Compiling Linux Apps" under OSX Unix Related Questions.
 
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