[Digikam-users] digikam 4.9.0 binary packages for OS X
caulier.gilles at gmail.com
Mon May 4 12:04:53 BST 2015
I will review your scripts and packaging rules after 4.10.0 planned
next week. I'm also busy with lessons writing in my office. I must
complete it in few days.
After that, i will update macports install on my Macbook pro, and i
will try to build digiKam DMG using your scripts. I'm sure that
questions will come.
2015-04-17 6:18 GMT+02:00 Account, Listserv <listaccount at revenant.org>:
> Gilles and Veaceslav -- First, I appreciate your years of work on the
> digikam project. Thank you.
> In response to Gilles' question: The packaging script uses a staging
> directory to hold files actually needed to run digikam and the other
> applications. I made a list through trial and error, of libraries,
> configuration files, icons, etc. which otool couldn't identify but which
> should be included. These include the runtime libraries, or at least the
> ones whose absence caused a problem that I noticed (e.g. the qtmysql
> library). I manually added them to the list files to be run through the
> dependency lister and copied to the package.
> I presume that manually listing files for inclusion will cause the script or
> finished packages to break whenever the runtime dependencies change. But I'm
> not aware of any automated way to prepare that list.
> I sent you links to download the scripts, after adding some comments.
> Hopefully those and the readme will provide enough explanation to be
> comprehensible. I don't mind if you put them on the git repository if that
> would be useful, but I suggest they should be sanity-checked by someone who
> knows what they're doing first.
> Please let me know if you have questions.
> On Thu, Apr 16, 2015 at 3:29 PM, Gilles Caulier <caulier.gilles at gmail.com>
>> 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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