VisTrails Home

Mac Intel Instructions

From VisTrailsWiki

Revision as of 13:01, 2 August 2010 by Emanuele (Talk | contribs)
Jump to: navigation, search

Contents

Specific instructions for Mac OS X 10.3.9 and later, Intel or PPC

XCode

  • Make sure you have xcode installed. If you don't have it, get it here (You'll need a Mac Developer Account)

Install Python

  • We won't use the Python version that comes with Mac OS X. Install the 2.6.x Mac Python version available here.
  • Update your path: using Finder, go to Applications > Python 2.6 . There is a script there called Update Shell Profile.command that adds the new Python to your ~/.bash_profile.
  • You can test the installation typing python -V in the shell. You should see Python 2.6.5

Install Qt 4.6.3

  • You can get the open source version for MAC here
  • Run the installer and it should be all set.

Install SIP

  • Leopard:
    • Downloads available here.
    • Uncompress the file, and inside the directory, type python configure.py. Then make and make install
  • Snow Leopard:
    • Downloads available here.
    • Uncompress the file, and inside the directory, type python configure.py --arch i386. Then make and make install

Install PyQt4

  • Leopard:
    • Downloads available here.
    • Uncompress the file, and inside the directory, type python configure.py. Then make and sudo make install
  • Snow Leopard:
    • Downloads available here.
    • Uncompress the file, and inside the directory, type python configure.py --use-arch i386. Then make and sudo make install

Install numpy, scipy and matplotlib

  • Download and install the Unversal binary packages :
numpy
scipy
matplotlib

Install other python extensions

  • In order to load vistrails files from a database, you need to install MySQLdb.
    • Install MySQL. Get specific version for your system here. After installing it, make sure /usr/local/mysql/bin is in your PATH.
    • Install MySQLdb. Uncompress it and and inside the uncompressed directory do a sudo python setup.py install
  • Install ZSI 2.1:
    • Download [1], uncompress it and sudo python setup.py install
  • There are some Web Services examples that require libxml2 and libxslt. Mac OS X Leopard and Snow LEopard come with Python, libxml2 and libxslt installed by default, but there are no bindings for using libxml2 and libxslt from Python. If you have the developer tools installed, it's not that hard to add these.
    • Leopard:
      • Compile and install the python module of libxml version 2.6.16 using:
 curl -O ftp://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/libxml2/2.6/libxml2-2.6.16.tar.gz 
 tar xvfz libxml2-2.6.16.tar.gz 
 cd libxml2-2.6.16/python 
 python setup.py build 
 python setup.py install 
 cd ../../ 
      • Compile and install the python module of libxslt version 1.1.12 using:
 curl -O ftp://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/libxslt/1.1/libxslt-1.1.12.tar.gz 
 tar xvfz libxslt-1.1.12.tar.gz 
 cd libxslt-1.1.12/ 
 ./configure --with-python=/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.3/ 
 make 
 cd python 
 cp libx*.py /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.5/lib/python2.5/site-packages/ 
 cp .libs/libxsltmod.so /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.5/lib/python2.5/site-packages/ 
 cd ../../
    • Snow Leopard:
      • Compile and install the python module of libxml version 2.7.3 using:
 curl -O ftp://xmlsoft.org/libxml2/libxml2-2.7.3.tar.gz
 tar xvfz libxml2-2.7.3.tar.gz 
 cd libxml2-2.7.3/python 
 python setup.py build 
 python setup.py install 
 cd ../../ 
      • Compile and install the python module of libxslt version 1.1.24 using:
 curl -O ftp://xmlsoft.org/libxslt/libxslt-1.1.24.tar.gz 
 tar xvfz libxslt-1.1.24.tar.gz 
 cd libxslt-1.1.24/ 
 ./configure --with-python=/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.6/ 
 make 
 cd python 
 cp libx*.py /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.6/lib/python2.6/site-packages/ 
 cp .libs/libxsltmod.so /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.6/lib/python2.6/site-packages/ 
 cd ../../

Install VTK (Skip this step if you won't use VTK)

  • First you'll need CMake: get the latest release here
  • Then you can get vtk: follow the instructions to download the source code on this page
  • (Skip this step if you don't need to run CORIE workflows) Follow these instructions to add CORIE and other needed files to VTK.
  • To compile VTK follow the instructions in the file README.html in the root of VTK directory tree
  • On configuring CMake, make sure that the variables VTK_WRAP_PYTHON, VTK_USE_GUISUPPORT, VTK_USE_DISPLAY, VTK_USE_COCOA are ON and VTK_USE_QVTK, VTK_USE_CARBON, VTK_USE_X are OFF
  • run make and sudo make install
Personal tools