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1 files changed, 16 insertions, 14 deletions
diff --git a/README.macos b/README.macos
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+++ b/README.macos
@@ -16,13 +16,15 @@ be able to build TShark. The X11 and X11 SDK that come with Mac OS X
releases starting with Panther can be used to build and run Wireshark.
You must also have GLib and, if you want to build Wireshark as well as
-TShark, GTK+. See
+TShark, GTK+. The macosx-setup.sh script can be used to download, patch
+as necessary, build, and install those libraries and the libraries on
+which they depend; it will, by default, also install other libraries
+that can be used by Wireshark and TShark. The versions of libraries to
+download are 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.
- https://nplab.fh-muenster.de/groups/wiki/wiki/fb7a4/Building_Wireshark_on_SnowLeopard.html
-for information on how to install GLib, GTK+'s dependencies, GTK+, and
-some additional optional support libraries from source.
-from source
+After you have installed those libraries:
If you are building from a Subversion tree, rather than from a source
distribution tarball, run the autogen.sh script. This should not be
@@ -59,7 +61,8 @@ to un-install them and rebuild them on Snow Leopard (10.6), to get 64-bit
Some required and optional libraries require special attention if you
-install them by building from source code on Snow Leopard:
+install them by building from source code on Snow Leopard; the
+macosx-setup.sh script will handle that for you.
GLib - the GLib configuration script determines whether the system's
libiconv is GNU iconv or not by checking whether it has libiconv_open(),
@@ -67,7 +70,8 @@ and the compile will fail if that test doesn't correctly indicate
whether libiconv is GNU iconv. In Mac OS X, libiconv is GNU iconv, but
the 64-bit version doesn't have libiconv_open(); a workaround for this
is to replace all occurrences of "libiconv_open" with "iconv_open" in
-the configure script before running the script.
+the configure script before running the script. The macosx-setup.sh
+setup script will patch GLib to work around this.
libgcrypt - the libgcrypt configuration script attempts to determine
which flavor of assembler-language routines to use based on the platform
@@ -77,7 +81,8 @@ determine the processor type; however, in Mac OS X, uname always reports
64-bit processors, so it will attempt to assemble the 32-bit x86
assembler-language routines, which will fail. The workaround for this
is to run the configure script with the --disable-asm argument, so that
-the assembler-language routines are not used.
+the assembler-language routines are not used. The macosx-setup.sh will
+configure libgcrypt with that option.
PortAudio - when compiling on Mac OS X, the configure script for the
pa_stable_v19_20071207 version of PortAudio will cause certain
@@ -85,8 +90,5 @@ platform-dependent build environment #defines to be set in the
Makefile rules, and to cause a universal build to be done; those
#defines will be incorrect for all but one of the architectures for
which the build is being done, and that will cause a compile-time error
-on Snow Leopard. The current snapshot version of PortAudio still
-defines those values in the Makefile, but it appears to use them in ways
-that don't cause build problems; its configure script also has a
-"--disable-mac-universal" flag that can cause the build not to be done
+on Snow Leopard. Newer versions don't have this problem; the
+macosx-setup.sh script downloads a newer version.