I’ve been trying to set up various environments to install Picard (Mac OS X 10.3, Gentoo linux, and Windows XP via VirtualPC on the Mac). It’s been a rather trialing process…
Mac OS X
I’ve been trying to get Fink to install it’s base wxpython-py23 package, figuring that if I meet all the dependancies I can then grab the source and rebuild it with UNICODE support.
In case you don’t know, Fink is installer software which is kind of a cross between Gentoo’s portage and Debian’s apt-get. It has a list of packages that you can install, and it will download the source and create a binary package for your system.
I’m finding that Fink plays funny with X11, and the package dependancies rely on Xfree86 4.4, which is one level higher than Apple’s X11. I don’t particularly want to replace Apple’s X11 because Xfree86 doesn’t have some of the niceties that Apple’s one does. So, I’m in Fink’s equivalent of dependancy hell. Still trying to find a workaround.
Finally worked out why ctypes 0.9.1 wasn’t installing. There’s a typo in the code! Wouldn’t you know it. I fixed the typo and sent in a bug report, and was able to install everything else that Picard needs. Great. Ok, let’s try it out:
tarragon@phaea:~/tmp/picard-0.4.0 $ ./tagger.py
Traceback (most recent call last):
File “./tagger.py”, line 55, in ?
import sys, os, locale, copy, wx
ImportError: No module named wx
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tarragon@phaea:~/tmp/picard-0.4.0 $ etcat -v wxpython
* dev-python/wxpython :
[ I] 126.96.36.199 (2.5) OVERLAY
wxPython is definitely installed, so what have I done wrong?
Finally got a hold of VirtualPC, but have yet to install it and play with it.