[Digikam-users] digikam 4.9.0 binary packages for OS X

Gilles Caulier caulier.gilles at gmail.com
Thu Apr 16 21:29:29 BST 2015


thanks to share your experience.

I would to know more your your bin packaging workflow under OSX. I use
MacBook pro here, so, if your host your script in digiKam git
repository, i will able to build bin package for next version

Your script must be documented. A text file is enough to host with
script. We need to know all dependencies, settings, OSX-XCode-macports
version to use, etc...

Q : how did you solve KDE run time dependency with you package. For
ex, digiKam still to use KIO-Slave. How did you package it ?

Gilles Caulier

2015-04-16 21:12 GMT+02:00 Veaceslav Munteanu <veaceslav.munteanu90 at gmail.com>:
> Hello,
> good work.
> I guess we can but your packaging scripts on the git, since we also
> have different bootstrap stripts for different linux distribution.
> Having them on the git, somebody else can pick them up and improve, if needed.
> Veaceslav
> On Thu, Apr 16, 2015 at 8:51 PM, Account, Listserv
> <listaccount at revenant.org> wrote:
>> I have assembled two digikam 4.9.0 binary packages for OS X, including
>> external MySQL database support. They were made using bash/python scripts to
>> build it from MacPorts in a a virtual machine. One was built with a +debug
>> variant, the other isn't.
>> I've seen regular requests for OS X binary packages on the web page and this
>> list, as well as complaints about the length/complexity/reliability of
>> building digikam with MacPorts. So I figure I should share -- if you would
>> like to test them, email me directly and I'll send you a link.
>> I'm not posting links to the list for two reasons. First, I don't want
>> someone to just grab and install binary packages, expecting a stable,
>> official digikam release, instead of a risky bastardized derivation that
>> I've cobbled together. I'm not a coder. This is my first crack at packaging
>> a MacOS application. The build/package scripts include "rm -rf" but not
>> error checking.  My testing has been limited to opening digikam and
>> showfoto, looking through my photos, and some photo manipulations.  Some
>> photographs I rotated using my digikam 4.0.0 package were corrupted -- I
>> don't know if that was due to my packaging. Anyone who is testing the
>> packages or scripts should be very cautious -- back up the photos and the
>> computer it's running on, test it in a VM, etc..
>> Second, I don't think I'll have time to properly support OS X binary
>> releases. From what I can tell, properly scripting this build and package
>> process would have been be simple for someone who knows what they're doing.
>> Due obligations and lack of skill, it's taken me over a year of intermittent
>> work to make my clumsy scripts. I likely won't have time or skill to fix
>> problems. If you notice something's not right (e.g. why won't the packaged
>> versions use Aqua widgets?) you'll have to investigate and fix it yourself
>> (then share the answer hopefully).
>> All that said, email me off-list if you understand my cautions and are
>> interested in testing -- and improving upon -- what I've put together.
>> Shanti
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