[ros-users] rviz on snow leopard

Christian Schluchter schluchc at ee.ethz.ch
Sat May 15 08:06:50 UTC 2010

Thanks Josh and Nick for your help. 
Unfortunately, both approaches didn't work and I think I'll wait some time until trying this again on 10.6 and continue using ubuntu for ros.


On May 14, 2010, at 23:01 , Nicholas Butko wrote:

> As far as I can tell, wxWidgets 2.8 is never planned to work on 10.6 (in 64-bit mode). 3.0, due out sometime this year, is supposed to work. Also the development version of wxWidgets (2.9) is claimed to work. 
> One possible workaround is to modify the py25-wxpython portfile to depend on the wxWidgets-devel package rather than the wxWidgets package.
> I've never tried this, but would be interested to hear if it works. Unfortunately, this is a stopgap solution, because you will probably want to link to the stable 3.0 version when it is released. 
> Does anyone have experience working around this problem?
> --Nick
> On May 14, 2010, at 1:49 PM, Josh Faust wrote:
>> You're right, there are many other dependencies I didn't have. I tried now the -r flag and some dependencies compiled but I stuck again, this time it is the py25-wxpython which doesn't compile giving the attached output.
>> Looks like port's py25-wxpython package is broken on snow leopard: https://trac.macports.org/ticket/23438
>> Do you have some experience with that? I tried to get some help directly for the py25-wxpython issue but didn't get anything until now.
>> Did someone successfully install rviz on snow leopard?
>> I don't unfortunately, my test machine is on 10.5 still.  You could try installing the python 2.6 versions of things and using python_select to choose 2.6 instead of 2.5, but that also may not work.
>> Josh
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