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== Installing gramps for X11 using MacPorts ==
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==Installing Gramps using MacPorts==
  
Right now, I will just get the basic information down as to the troubles I ran into and how I fixed them. I will later put in more detailed instructions on using MacPorts and the rest.
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Current version available from MacPorts is: {{version_MacPort}}
  
=== Starting ===
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# Download and install the latest Xcode tools from http://developer.apple.com/technology/Xcode.html
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# Download and install Macports from http://www.macports.org/install.php
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# Open Terminal.app from /Applications/Utilities and enter these commands:
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sudo port selfupdate
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sudo port install gramps
  
So, assuming you have MacPorts installed and updated, you might as well try:
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If you are running a recent version of OS X (Snow Leopard, Lion or Mountain Lion, at this point), much of the support software is pre-compiled and will install as quickly as it is downloaded.
<code>
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sudo port install gramps</code>
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Now, if you're like me and didn't have GNOME or anything like that installed, calling that command will attempt to go through all of the dependencies and install them all. This will take a while, and you might be at this installing gramps for a couple hours (there are a lot of dependencies)
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What I did instead was run <code>
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==Running Gramps==
port deps gramps</code>, which listed the major dependencies that gramps has. Then, I installed each separately. They are:
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<code>
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shared-mime-info
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py-gnome
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py-bsddb</code>
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I installed them in the following order:
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# shared-mime-info
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# py-bsddb
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# py-gnome (the tough one)
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=== shared-mime-info ===
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Use Terminal to start gramps:  
In order to successfully install this, I first had to run:<code>
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gramps
sudo port install p5-xml-sax
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sudo port install p5-xml-sax-expat</code>
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After that, things installed smoothly
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=== py-bsddb ===
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==GraphViz==
This actually installed smoothly on my computer.
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=== py-gnome ===
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You may wish to install GraphViz to handle some of the graphical reports that Gramps can produce. MacPorts can provide you with either graphical or command-line based versions of either a 'stable' or 'development' release of GraphViz. 'graphviz-gui' is recommended unless you know that you have a need for the development version. Install with:
For now, I merely list the libraries and what I did to fix the problem.
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# py-gtk2
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#* I had to make sure to upgrade expat. After that, it installed fine.
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# py-orbit
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#* This installed without any problems for me.
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# libzvt
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#* This package needs "dbus" which in turn needs "xmlto". It appears, however, that "xmlto" is not listed as a dependent of "dbus". Hence, I ran <code>sudo port install xmlto</code> by hand. This installed without any problems on my computer.
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#* After installing that, and upgrading gtk2 (do this first), this seems to be installing correctly.
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# gnome-desktop
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#* This was the next problem for me. I installed ''p5-libxml-perl, p5-xml-simple, py-xml'' by hand, cleaned ''gnome-desktop'', and then tried the installation again. Worked fine!
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# gstreamer
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#* This was the next problem for me. I installed ''p5-xml-libxslt, py-libxslt by hand'', cleaned gstreamer, and then tried the installation again. Worked fine!
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#liboil
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#* First, I ran <code>sudo port upgrade gtk-doc</code>
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#* Then, I installed the newest version of the liboil library from [http://liboil.freedesktop.org/download/] and then tried to make the liboil library again. (From the manual download). This worked. I would assume it would work for the port version as well.
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# nautilus
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#* This was the last problem for me. To get around the error, I had to create a soft link for the ''libintl.3.dylib'' file in my /opt/local/lib/ directory.  
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=== Conclusion ===
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sudo port install graphviz-gui
Those errors were the ones I ran into. I was able to get gramps to work after that, with some of the same glitches as described below.
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==Issues==
  
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You can search the MacPorts bug tracker for any issues related to the Gramps port:
  
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https://trac.macports.org/search?portsummarysearch=on
  
== Glitches ==
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Please don't hesitate to create a ticket if you find a problem that you believe is related to the MacPorts build process.
  
There are some problems.
 
  
* Help does not work (clicking Help or FAQ etc on the Help menu does nothing).
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[[Category:Developers/Packaging]]
* 'Enter' or 'return' does not act as OK for closing windows (the button has to be pressed with the mouse). However Esc does work to exit from the window.
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* The browser and email links under the help menu do nothing.
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* It is not possible to start Gramps by double clicking on a Mac OS icon, nor by double clicking on a Gramps database that is associated with the application. (It should be possible to create an installation that allows this, just as it is available for OpenOffice).
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* The PdfDoc.py plugin cannot be installed because ReportLab is not installed.
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** Note, using macports, run <code> sudo port install py-reportlab </code>. This will take care of this problem.
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** For fink, run <code>fink install reportlab-py25</code> (py24 or py23, for earlier versions of python).
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* The LPRDoc.py plugin cannot be loaded because the python bindings for GNOME print are not installed.
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* Spell checking does not work (on starting Gramps, an error warning "Spelling checker is not installed" appears on the xterm). The python "bindings for [GNOME print and spell checking] are probably in fink's gnome-python2-desktop-py24 and gnome-python2-extras-py24 packages. Or would be, if fink had them at all, which we don't. They are only viable for for newer versions of gnome itself than fink presently has, or have other dependencies that are not yet satisfiable within fink. We're working on it".
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Latest revision as of 12:30, 19 February 2013

Installing Gramps using MacPorts

Current version available from MacPorts is: 3.4.7

  1. Download and install the latest Xcode tools from http://developer.apple.com/technology/Xcode.html
  2. Download and install Macports from http://www.macports.org/install.php
  3. Open Terminal.app from /Applications/Utilities and enter these commands:
sudo port selfupdate
sudo port install gramps

If you are running a recent version of OS X (Snow Leopard, Lion or Mountain Lion, at this point), much of the support software is pre-compiled and will install as quickly as it is downloaded.

Running Gramps

Use Terminal to start gramps:

gramps

GraphViz

You may wish to install GraphViz to handle some of the graphical reports that Gramps can produce. MacPorts can provide you with either graphical or command-line based versions of either a 'stable' or 'development' release of GraphViz. 'graphviz-gui' is recommended unless you know that you have a need for the development version. Install with:

sudo port install graphviz-gui

Issues

You can search the MacPorts bug tracker for any issues related to the Gramps port:

https://trac.macports.org/search?portsummarysearch=on

Please don't hesitate to create a ticket if you find a problem that you believe is related to the MacPorts build process.