[vtkusers] new user attempting install on mac OSX

Glen Lehmann glehmann at imaging.robarts.ca
Wed Apr 16 13:43:29 EDT 2003

Hi Byron,

your CMakeCache.txt should have this line;


as a general rule if you can't "ld" the filepath in a terminal then 
cmake will complain on os x.


Byron Amerson wrote:

>I am attempting an install of VTK with the goal of then installing mayavi.
>Im using a mac imac  ppc running OSX.2.4 with developer tools
>installed, all relevant unix apps are installed via fink -- and here is
>where I think the problem is. The make sequence gets hung up looking for
>the python2.2 libs and python utils lib (does this mean 'distutils'??).
>Fink moves things around a bit, here are what I think are the correct
>paths to the pythons libs: /sw/lib/python2.2/   and
>/sw/lib/python2.2/distutils/  --Are these correct??
>Are there any fink users out there who have install VTK with the python
>wrappers succesfully?  Any help would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks!
>The following errors are returned by make:
>Building shared module
>ld: can't map file: /sw/lib ((os/kern) invalid argument)
>make[3]: *** [/usr/local/VTK-4.2.2/bin/libvtkCommonPython.so] Error 1
>make[2]: *** [default_target] Error 2
>make[1]: *** [default_target_Common] Error 2
>make: *** [default_target] Error 2
>Byron Amerson
>MS student
>University of Washington
>Department of Earth and Space Sciences
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