Installer Package OE.pkg for MacOS X?

Ryan Kline radryan214 at
Mon Feb 12 18:34:56 CET 2007

I am expressing my interest. Although, I'm getting to like Linux,  
it's only been a few minutes.
On Feb 12, 2007, at 11:25 AM, Michael Dickens wrote:

> It is one of my goals to get OE running under OSX, in a fashion  
> that is repeatable most of the time by most folks.  That way one  
> can do the work on a PPC or Intel Mac, and not require a VM of any  
> type.  This would be -good-, though the VM concept and  
> implementation is awesome IMHO.  In doing this for GNU Radio  
> (getting the background stuff and configuring the shell  
> environment), I've found that 9/10 users can use my instructions  
> successfully, but that last 1 has such a messed up OSX install that  
> things don't work correctly.  I'm sure we can get to the same point  
> for OE.
> The instructions in are  
> not complete IMHO ... but they're getting there; yes, I understand  
> them.  I'd use MacPorts (née DarwinPorts) since it's more complete  
> than Fink ... though right now some ports work while others don't;  
> seems like the transition to MacPorts isn't going too smoothly.   
> I've submitted bug fixes for all of the background packages for  
> OE ... just waiting for those to be accepted.
> I'm working on a shell script to get the background stuff done and  
> the local environment configured to use OE.  Once I get it to work  
> for me, I'll send it to OSX users who've expressed interest ... if  
> all goes well it will be Wed or Fri of this week.
> Once the shell can be configured  correctly, then we can work on  
> getting a PKG or whatever.  One step at a time. - MLD
> On Feb 12, 2007, at 11:58 AM, Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller wrote:
>> shouldn't we just join forces and craft an Installer package for  
>> getting OE installed directly on a Mac?
>> IMHO, needing to install some VM and a full Linux one of the best  
>> *ix machines just because Linux developers have the tendency to  
>> invent an then use a lot of not well documented command line tools  
>> you have never heared of is some overkill...
>> Distributing an OE.pkg would be much better...
>> The main idea is:
>> * make a shell script (called as preinstall) that creates a case  
>> sensitive "/Developer/OE.sparseimage" (fixed location so to avoid  
>> confusion)
>> * get all the additional command line tools it needs to "/opt/ 
>> local/bin" from Fink or OpenDarwin (either load at install time or  
>> provide some stable binaries)
>> * provide the basic files needed in the "stuff" directory
>> * wrap that all into an installer .pkg file by using PackageMaker
>> So, you download OE.pkg, and double click. This will install  
>> everything and leave you with "/Volumes/OE" as your "stuff"  
>> directory.
>> The problem I have:  describes everything but I understand only  
>> half of it.

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