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Re: Swish and MacOS-X 10.3

From: Thomas Nyman <thomas(at)>
Date: Fri Apr 15 2005 - 14:05:24 GMT
Thanks for the input.

And yes MacOS-X is nice. I have swish-e upp and running but I cannot 
get catdoc to compile. (I have all the dev tools installed).

You wouldnt possibly have some ideas about compiling catdoc??

I did compile antiword but i cant figure out how to make swish-e use it.


2005-04-15 kl. 15.47 skrev Peter Karman:

> 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...).
> pek
> 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 07:05:25 2005