On Mon, 26 Nov 2007, Sven Schreiber wrote:
here are my experiences with gretl (1.6.5) on Leopard (Mac OS X 10.5), on an
The dmg (http://ricardo.ecn.wfu.edu/pub/gretl/gretl-1.6.5.dmg
) mostly works:
I can run gretl with the ./gretl command described on
; however, double-clicking gives an
error saying that X11 couldn't be started or something like that.
Then I tried to build from source, so I installed the most recent fink
version (0.27.9?) and followed the steps on
. It didn't work, here's what went
1) installing "dlcompat" gave me a (fink) error "no package found for
specification" (BTW, I think I configured fink to use the "unstable"
to get more recent versions. Could that be a problem?)
2) I proceeded anyway and then gretl's configure script complained about
missing fftw3, so I installed that under fink as well.
3) Then configure went ok, but on make I got an error with ms_ole_open_vfs.
That sounds very windows-ish to me, so I guess some platform check failed.
Any ideas? Has anything changed since 1.6.5 that could help?
I believe that at some point gretl was part of the fink offering; this was
very early on, like version 1.5.0 or so. I don't know what the present
state if Fink is, but IMO the only long-term solution for OSX support is
to have one or more of the Fink guys maintain a gretl package, like Dirk
Eddelbuettel does for Debian.
Alternatively, someone suggested me to check out MacPorts
). Apparently, this is an OSX translation of the
"port" mechanism they use in BSD-land. One may conjecture that with
MacPorts installed, it could be possible to adapt the FreeBSD gretl
). But I'm
talking about something I really have no clue on, so be careful :-)
Riccardo (Jack) Lucchetti
Dipartimento di Economia
Università Politecnica delle Marche