[vtkusers] Build issues on OS-X

Christopher Barker Chris.Barker at noaa.gov
Fri Feb 15 17:25:52 EST 2008

David Cole wrote:
> Where did you get the VTK source tree from? That file should be named 
> .cmake, not .cm...
> Is it possible it was corrupted by the method used to copy it onto this 
> computer?

That was it:

I actually thought of that when I started messing with this last week -- 
then I tried the tar file, instead of the zip file, with similar results.

However, after your message, I looked again -- the file names seemed to 
be getting chopped off at 32 characters -- an old Mac limit. I was 
unpacking them by just double clicking them in the Finder, which, I 
think, calls StuffitExpander.

I unpacked them again with the command line tar, and presto -- full 


The default tarball (and zip) unpacker that gets called from the Finder 
in OS-X 10.4 (and probably others) truncates file names at 32 characters!!!



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