[vtkusers] Build issues on OS-X
imikejackson at gmail.com
Fri Feb 15 17:29:09 EST 2008
On Fri, Feb 15, 2008 at 5:25 PM, Christopher Barker
<Chris.Barker at noaa.gov> wrote:
> 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
> ** DANGER DANGER DANGER **
> 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!!!
NO TRUE. The _default_ tar and zip application is the finder itself.
Something has been done to your system to set Stuffit Expander as the
Stuffit Expand doesn't even ship with OS X any more. I think the
latest version of Stuffit shouldn't have a problem with long file
names but I may be wrong. The 32 character limit is a carbon thing.
You see this sort of behaviour out of apps like Photoshop, Adobe
Reader, and MS Office (2004 and earlier).
imikejackson _at_ gee-mail dot com
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