[Newbies] Getting HPDF to work on OS X

Stephan Eggermont stephan at stack.nl
Sun Jan 4 18:46:53 UTC 2009


After using libHaru on a windows squeak, I decided to try on my Mac OS  
X the same.

On the pc, I just installed FFI, copied a FFIPlugin and libhpdf.dll to  
the squeak
directory, and was done (after installing HPDF from squeaksource).

On the OS X machine, I started with the seaside one-click: 2.8-573.
As there is no pre-compiled libHaru for OS-X, I installed one through  
It takes a while, as it has a few dependencies. I ended up with an  
libhpdf.dylib in:

In Michael Davies blog I found squeak expects a link to the library in:
so, I cd-ed there and created a link:
ln -s /opt/local/lib/libhpdf-2.1.0.dylib libhpdf
In the same directory is also an alias libhpdf.dylib. Am I supposed to  
use that?

I then tried running the tests, but noticed that the FFIplugin tests  
were red.
I took a look at a 3.8.18beta3U.app from 3.10.2-7179 and noticed it  
had many more
files in the Contents/Resources. Copying the SqueakFFIPrims.bundle to  
the equivalent
location in the Seaside image helped to get some test running, though  
not those
involved with saving a file.

Which version of the bundle should I add to get all tests green?

Stephan Eggermont

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