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authorGuy Harris <guy@alum.mit.edu>2018-04-25 09:44:50 -0700
committerGuy Harris <guy@alum.mit.edu>2018-04-25 16:45:25 +0000
commit0a51618302f340efc4417f0cab059285f5800002 (patch)
tree9125265912feee6f925bae5de30d0deecd9b5556 /README.macos
parentd25f9ffd755b5cb01f3f20380ae5a0fe0a3bac42 (diff)
Remove references to autotools, GTK+, and X11.
We don't support building with autotools (except for building the support libraries using macos-setup.sh), and we don't support GTK+ and thus don't require X11. Change-Id: If9da937285016fc178a0153d38212404b0ff2c59 Reviewed-on: https://code.wireshark.org/review/27148 Reviewed-by: Guy Harris <guy@alum.mit.edu>
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1 files changed, 1 insertions, 23 deletions
diff --git a/README.macos b/README.macos
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@@ -27,11 +27,6 @@ for macOS from
-The Wireshark source includes an autoconf configure script; however,
-that script cannot find recent versions of Qt for macOS, and will not
-try to find macOS frameworks that Wireshark can use to improve the user
-experience, so we don't recomment using the configure script.
The tools/macos-setup.sh script can be used to download, patch as
necessary, build as necessary, and install those libraries and the
libraries on which they depend, along with tools such as CMake; it will,
@@ -41,22 +36,11 @@ specified by variables set early in the script; you can comment out the
settings of optional libraries if you don't want them downloaded and
installed. Before running the tools/macos-setup.sh script, and before
attempting to build Wireshark, make sure your PKG_CONFIG_PATH
-environment variable's setting includes both /usr/X11/lib/pkgconfig and
+environment variable's setting includes /usr/local/lib/pkgconfig.
The tools/macos-setup.sh script must be run from the top-level source
-If you wish to build the legacy (GTK+) UI you must have X11 and the X11
-developer headers and libraries installed, as well as the Pango, ATK,
-and GTK+ libraries; otherwise, you will not be able to build or install
-GTK+. The X11 and X11 SDK that come with macOS releases for releases
-from Panther to Lion can be used to build and run Wireshark. Mountain
-Lion and later do not include X11; you should install X11 from
-elsewhere, such as
- http://xquartz.macosforge.org/
After you have installed those libraries:
1. If you have installed Qt into some non-standard place, as is
@@ -122,12 +106,6 @@ replace all occurrences of "libiconv_open" with "iconv_open" in the
configure script before running the script. The tools/macos-setup.sh
setup script will patch GLib to work around this.
-GTK+ - GTK+ 2.24.10, at least, doesn't build on Mountain Lion with the
-CUPS printing backend - either the CUPS API changed incompatibly or the
-backend was depending on non-API implementation details. The
-tools/macos-setup.sh setup script will, on Mountain Lion and later,
-configure GTK+ with the CUPS printing backend disabled.
libgcrypt - the libgcrypt configuration script attempts to determine
which flavor of assembler-language routines to use based on the platform
type determined by standard autoconf code. That code uses uname to