Gramps version 3.2.0 for Mac OS X
guy.linton at gmail.com
Sun Mar 28 10:10:45 PDT 2010
I have now created the MacPorts Portfile for Gramps 3.2.0, and have
asked for this to be uploaded to MacPorts.
I would be very interested to know how many people are currently
using Gramps on Macintosh, which version/port of Gramps they are
using, which hardware architecture and which version of the Operating
System they are using.
I installed a fresh copy of MacPorts and built Gramps 3.2.0 from
scratch. On my Mac OS X 10.4.11 iMac iSight (2.1 GHx PowerPC G5) this
took 12 hours 53 minutes. I have tested the new MacPorts version in
There were a few problems that have now been fixed in MacPorts. The
remaining issues are:
(1) If you had a previous installation of Gramps, you have to rename/
move aside /Applications/MacPorts when you do a fresh install.
(2) MacPorts ticket 24127 (http://trac.macports.org/ticket/24127),
libproxy 0.4.0 build failure - I loaded the portfile for 0.3.0 which
(3) The WriteCD plugin is unavailable. This relies on GNOME and has
not been made to work on OS X.
(4) The spelling checker is not installed because there is no MacPort
of the python bindings to gtkspell, this results in the warning:
"14484: WARNING: Spell.py: line 66: Spelling checker is not installed".
(5) A warning message is produced: "Xlib: extension "RANDR" missing
on display ":0.0"." According to the MacPorts FAQ (http://
trac.macports.org/wiki/FAQ#randr) "It's harmless and you should
(6)The Geographic View is not available because webkit-gtk does not
build under MacPorts (MacPorts ticket 23464 http://trac.macports.org/
ticket/23464 and webkitgtk bug https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?
(7) When going into the file chooser (for example on export or import
or plugin manager, you may get the warning: "GtkWarning: Unable to
find default local directory monitor type". This doen't seem to be
very serious, and seems to be a "more general gtk issue". See http://
www.mail-archive.com/bug-gnubg at gnu.org/msg03464.html.
If you start gramps from the xterm window, don't forget to follow the
instructions about setting paths for the X11 environment in http://
Instructions for installing the MacPorts version of Gramps are in the
Wiki at http://www.gramps-project.org/wiki/index.php?
The latest version of MacPorts Gramps prior to this is 3.0.4.
The latest official stable fink version is 1.0.10 for Mac OS X 10.4.
The latest official unstable fink version is
3.0.4 for Mac OS X 10.5.
The latest prebuilt binary version (http://www.gramps-project.org/
apple) is 3.1.2 for Intel and PPC, but this does not work on Mac OS X
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