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Fails to build ogre on OS X 10.9.2

asked 2014-05-08 20:07:30 -0500

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updated 2014-05-09 07:51:12 -0500

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I'm trying to build step 2.1.2 from here:

I've run: rosdep install --from-paths src --ignore-src --rosdistro hydro -y to the point where it tried to install gazebo and a dependency, ogre. The ogre build is failing, claiming it can't find freetype. I've added a symlink as described on stackoverflow but then removed it as I should probably just brew link to get everything linked up. Using brew unlink && brew link doesn't fix my issue.

Here is my gist for ROS:

Here is my gist for when I brew install -v ogre :

Any advice would be greatly appreciated, this thread suggested using a different version of freetype:

Thanks in advance!

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I installed matplotlib on this machine a couple weeks ago and came across that same thread :( I tried removing the symlink to x11: `sudo rm /opt/x11/include/freetype2` and then I tried building with the --HEAD version: `brew install -v ogre --HEAD` This built in 26 minutes.

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answered 2014-05-12 15:16:27 -0500

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updated 2014-05-12 15:17:14 -0500

For mac users who have x11 installed, x11 comes with freetype and can cause some issues (not sure if this always happens or just in some cases). Especially if you do some symlinking to get python things to build.

I made sure to remove: sudo rm /usr/local/include/freetype and : sudo rm /opt/x11/include/freetype2 NB: I haven't tested anything in x11 yet to see if this broke anything.

Then I built with the HEAD build of ogre using: brew install -v ogre --HEAD It successfully built in 26 minutes (so give it some time)

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