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OSX Fuerte Install Homebrew Conflicts

asked 2012-05-11 21:57:53 -0500

hawesie gravatar image

updated 2012-05-11 22:06:25 -0500

I am following the instructions here to install Fuerte on OSX using Homebrew. I have run into a number of problems with the Homebrew Formulae provided by the ros/fuerte tap, including

  1. The swig-wx formula is broken. A partial fix is listed here but this should be included in the official tap.
  2. This swig-wx formula doesn't appear to support the -php5 flag which other rosdep brews seems to need (e.g. graphviz).
  3. If I install the ros/fuerte/qt version, I can't install pyside as I get segfaults when generatorrunner is run. (I haven't looked at this in detail)

My question is where is the correct place to report these bugs and discuss fixes (and also to help me understand why we need particular special formulae)? Is it here or github? If it's the latter, where is the correct issue board?

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answered 2012-05-12 08:12:19 -0500

William gravatar image

This is the correct forum for asking questions about this, or you can raise issues on the ros-osx mailing list: http://kforge.ros.org/mailman/listinfo/rososx-mailinglist

I have tried to answer you questions on github, but long story short, fuerte is still broken on OS X right now.

The idea of having a ros version of qt (separate from the latest version in Homebrew) came from wanting to mimic the stable versions provided by distributions like Ubuntu. The idea was that static versions would help keep the Homebrew installation working, but now that I have been working on it for while, I think it will be better to let the Homebrew dependencies float and fix problems as they come up.

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I agree. My brief experience with this is that maintaining fixed versions on Homebrew seems to be a a bit of a pain in the ass.

hawesie gravatar imagehawesie ( 2012-05-12 22:20:04 -0500 )edit
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It may also be worth adding the "still broken" part to the install page, as people will inevitably see the official page and assume they will be able to make it work.

hawesie gravatar imagehawesie ( 2012-05-12 22:20:07 -0500 )edit

I agree. My brief experience with this is that maintaining fixed versions on Homebrew seems to be a a bit of a pain in the ass.

hawesie gravatar imagehawesie ( 2012-05-12 22:20:10 -0500 )edit

I agree. My brief experience with this is that maintaining fixed versions on Homebrew seems to be a a bit of a pain in the ass.

hawesie gravatar imagehawesie ( 2012-05-12 22:20:13 -0500 )edit

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