[texworks] Call for Help: Mac builds

Prerna Atri prernaatri at gmail.com
Sun Feb 6 13:16:28 CET 2011


We are working on creating a package of TeXworks for MAC users on Fink. As a
step towards that we tried building TeXworks from source by following the
instructions given in the link for issue 107.


We got an error saying qmake command not found. We had installed pkgconfig,
fontconfig, Qt4 version 4.7, as per the instructtions given in the above
We would need  to build TeXworks successfully from source files, in order to
proceed with the source tarball creation for packaging on fink.

If anyone has encountered the above mentioned error while building TeXworks
before, kindly guide us with your suggestion or information on this regard.

Meanwhile, we shall follow the build procedure with the changes suggested by
Bruno Voisin in this mail chain.

Prerna Atri

On Sun, Feb 6, 2011 at 4:21 PM, Joseph Wright <
joseph.wright at morningstar2.co.uk> wrote:

> [While this thread is clearly relevant to TeXworks, it's mainly about
> building Mac binaries. I wonder if there is somewhere more appropriate
> to discuss things: most TeXworks *users* don't care about this type of
> thing at all!]
> On 05/02/2011 22:09, Joseph Wright wrote:
> > Right, task one is to sort the fontconfig business, I guess.
> As a first pass, I decided to have a go using poppler 0.12.0, which is
> the one that Jonathan patched. (If you try to apply the patches to the
> current release, it fails. Deal with one thing at a time!)
> The patches apply okay (not a surprise), but 'autoconf' is not happy. If
> try the Git version, I get
> palladium:poppler joseph$ autoconf
> configure.ac:536: warning: AC_LIB_PREPARE_PREFIX is m4_require'd but not
> m4_defun'd
> m4/iconv.m4:18: AM_ICONV_LINKFLAGS_BODY is expanded from...
> m4/iconv.m4:152: AM_ICONV_LINK is expanded from...
> m4/iconv.m4:180: AM_ICONV is expanded from...
> configure.ac:536: the top level
> whereas if I try the .tar.gz I get
> palladium:poppler-0.12.0 joseph$ autoconf
> aclocal.m4:20: warning: this file was generated for autoconf 2.63.
> You have another version of autoconf.  It may work, but is not
> guaranteed to.
> If you have problems, you may need to regenerate the build system entirely.
> To do so, use the procedure documented by the package, typically
> `autoreconf'.
> So I try 'autoreconf', which seems to work itself, but ./configure gives
> [various perfectly normal things]
> checking for libpng... (cached) no
> ./configure: line 22207: normal: command not found
> configure: WARNING: libpng not found. disable PNG support.
> ./configure: line 22281: syntax error near unexpected token `FREETYPE,'
> ./configure: line 22281: `PKG_CHECK_MODULES(FREETYPE, freetype2,'
> at the point where the unpatched one dies complaining about a lack of
> fontconfig.
> I've no experience of 'autoconf' (being used only to "./configure &&
> make && make check && sudo make install"), so I'm a bit stuck here!
> --
> Joseph Wright
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