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Re: Swish and MacOS-X 10.3

From: Peter Karman <peter(at)>
Date: Fri Apr 15 2005 - 13:50:10 GMT
I do most of my swish-e work on OS X. Devel and otherwise. It's a great platform 
to work on. But then, so is Linux.

xpdf compiles just fine. so does swish-e 2.4.3 (the latest). You must have the 
dev tools from Apple installed, of course.

I don't index much besides xml and html and txt. In general, I find that any app 
that can compile on Linux will compile on OS X; in the last couple years, lots 
of active GNU/etc. projects have made the necessary patches to makefiles, etc., 
to support the idiosyncracies of OS X.

Dave mentioned fink as a good pre-compiled package manager; I've been using 
'port' lately (BSD-derived, iirc) and that works nicely too (I find the cmd line 
interface easier than fink was, which is based on apt-get, iirc -- debian users 
please ignore my ignorance...).


Thomas Nyman scribbled on 4/14/05 12:48 PM:
> Hi
> I want to move my swish-e installation to a G5 running MacOS-X 10.3
>  From what i can see it appears that swish-e may compile on my mac, but 
> what about catdoc and xpdf? Does one need catdoc on a mac or is there 
> another tool to use? I'd appreciate any feedback from someone who's 
> running swish-e on  MacOS-X and indexes word documents as well as other 
> file types.
> Thought I'd collect some info before I try the move.
> Thomas

Peter Karman  .  .  peter(at)
Received on Fri Apr 15 06:50:14 2005