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Installing GNU Electric on 10.2 UNIX
If you want to use GNU Electric (an Engineering design tool) on Jaguar without buying the commercial version of Qt (over $1,500US), you will need to download and install:From the electricHacks folder, do the following:
  • move "Makefile" to "electric-6.07.tar.gz" (choose replace)
  • move "config.h" to "electric-6.07.tar.gz/src/include/" (choose replace)
  • move "graphqt.cpp" to "electric-6.07.tar.gz/src/graph" (choose replace)
Back in Terminal, type make. Electric takes a long time to compile so don't wait around.

[Editor's note: I haven't tested this one myself, but I did verify that all the download links work...]
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Authored by: ylon on Feb 14, '03 01:17:16PM

I'd like to see this with fink as it provdes the dependent qt3. I have hacked around on the Makefile, etc. but have finally reached an impasse at these errors:

ld: Undefined symbols:
_com_compactp
_com_done
_com_init
... (a bunch more) ...
_dr_freerules
_dr_rulesdlog
_sim_spice_parts
_sim_window_displaycolor
_dr_lastgooddrckey

Any ideas/patches?



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Worked for me!
Authored by: myndlinksw on Feb 14, '03 11:58:35PM

I don't know why the post above had problems :/ It worked perfectly for me.



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Installing GNU Electric on 10.2
Authored by: Morgoth on Feb 16, '03 10:06:31PM
The hack I originally posted as a hint was only the first step.

After writing this hint I used PackageMaker to make an installer for Electric. This installer can be found on the mac part of my website. This installer puts Electric where the designer had originally intended (/usr/local/bin). There are still some issues with permissions settings on the installed files so I suggest typing the following in Terminal after installing the package:

% chmod 755 /usr/local/lib/electric
% chmod 755 /usr/local/bin/electric
% chmod 644 /usr/local/lib/electric/.cadrc


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Installing GNU Electric on 10.2
Authored by: Morgoth on Mar 04, '03 08:21:48PM
UPDATE:

Steve Rubin, the developer of Electric, sent me a working native Mac OS X version of Electric.

This means for those of you that haven't yet installed QT3 or X11 you don't need to for this program.

You can get it here.



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