[OS X TeX] Asymptote and Latex for Tiger

Gerben Wierda Gerben.Wierda at rna.nl
Tue Oct 10 07:44:29 CEST 2006

On Oct 10, 2006, at 01:28 , Victor Ivrii wrote:

> 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)

Oops. I did not finish that part.

It'll be there tonight.


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