Re: [eclipse-users] Max OS X install

From: Kish Shen <kish.shen_at_...2...>
Date: Wed, 7 Mar 2007 01:16:42 +0000
On Wednesday 07 March 2007 00:02, Malcolm Ryan wrote:

> There are OSX binaries? Where? I'm looking at http:// 
> eclipse.crosscoreop.com/Distribution/ but I can't see any.
>
I should have mentioned that the binaries are for PPC Mac OSX, although we have had
reports that it will at least start on Intel Macs, probably because the Intel Mac is able to
emulate the PPC,  but there are apparently problems using it, and in any case it will probably
run quite slowly.

The PPC Mac OSX binaries are on our Source Forge project page (as Alexander have already
mentioned in his posting). I compiled this on the Source Forge's compile farm Mac, which 
runs 10.2.

> > If you downloaded the source, then you could try compiling it,  
> > following the instructions in
> > INSTALL, again in the toplevel directory, although this may be a  
> > little more difficult to do.
> 
> I've tried compiling it, but it says:
> 
> configure: error: Unknown architecture: i686-apple-darwin8.8.1
> 
> Has anyone managed to get eclipse to compile on an intel mac?
> 
We don't have access to Intel Macs, so we can't compile this ourselves.

The ECLiPSe build uses standard Unix tools, and for a proper build with Intel Macs, you need
to define a new ARCH type, say x86_macosx. If you are familiar with these Unix tools 
(configure, make, etc.), you could try to make the modifications yourself to get ECLiPSe 
compiled.

However, it is easier to just use the PPC Mac rules (ARCH=ppc_macosx) rules. You should
set the environment variable ARCH to ppc_macosx, and then do the compilation as described
in the INSTALL file. 

There are still a few small problems with the source when you compile for the Intel Mac OSX 
this way, and I hope to check in the changes that get around this -- I will let you know when I 
have checked in the changes.

Cheers,

Kish
 
> Malcolm
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