[OS X TeX] Asymptote and Latex for Tiger

Victor Ivrii vivrii at gmail.com
Tue Oct 10 01:28:45 CEST 2006

On 10/9/06, Gerben Wierda <Gerben.Wierda at rna.nl> wrote:
> On Oct 8, 2006, at 14:52 , Gerben Wierda wrote:
> > I think I can do this quickly. Just wait a short while for an
> > experimental i-Package.
> It was a bit more problematic than it looked initially.
> I have prepared an i-Package for Asymptote. This required a bit of
> fiddling as
> - Asymptote does require a readline that is newer than what Apple
> ships up to 10.4.8
> - Asymptote does require a libc with getopt_long_only() which is
> unavailable on Mac OS X 10.3.9 hence I cannot compile it on my
> standard and only PPC-system as part of my standard `universal
> binary' builds (ppc on 10.3.9, intel on 10.4.8 and then combine the
> results)
> - Asymptote can be compiled universal on 10.4.8, but it `requires'
> Hans Boehm's Garbage Collector which cannot be compiled universal in
> one go
> Asymptote also `requires' FFTW, the Fast Fourier Transform Library.
> However, I was able to solve the real problems of readline/getopt and
> getting it compiled by
> - Downloading Hans Boehm's GC library, compiling this on intel 10.4.8
> and ppc 10.3.9 and creating an i-Package for it and installing this.
> - Adapting the Makefile and config.h of asymptote to use a system-
> wide GC and to not use readline (so no readline editing of the
> command line arguments)
> - Building asy directly on Mac OS X 10.4.8 for i386 ad ppc
> And of course I had to install FFTW for which I also made an i-Package.
> Hence, there now is
>         - An i-Package for FFTW
>         - An i-Package for Hans Boehm's Garbage Collection Library
>         - An i-Package for Asymptote

Great job!
Little remark:  i-installer does not install (on my machine) any LaTeX
files (it was easy getting them from sourceforge but it would be nice
to have them installed as well)

Victor Ivrii, Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto
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