I do most of my swish-e work on OS X. Devel and otherwise. It's a great platform
to work on. But then, so is Linux.
xpdf compiles just fine. so does swish-e 2.4.3 (the latest). You must have the
dev tools from Apple installed, of course.
I don't index much besides xml and html and txt. In general, I find that any app
that can compile on Linux will compile on OS X; in the last couple years, lots
of active GNU/etc. projects have made the necessary patches to makefiles, etc.,
to support the idiosyncracies of OS X.
Dave mentioned fink as a good pre-compiled package manager; I've been using
'port' lately (BSD-derived, iirc) and that works nicely too (I find the cmd line
interface easier than fink was, which is based on apt-get, iirc -- debian users
please ignore my ignorance...).
Thomas Nyman scribbled on 4/14/05 12:48 PM:
> I want to move my swish-e installation to a G5 running MacOS-X 10.3
> From what i can see it appears that swish-e may compile on my mac, but
> what about catdoc and xpdf? Does one need catdoc on a mac or is there
> another tool to use? I'd appreciate any feedback from someone who's
> running swish-e on MacOS-X and indexes word documents as well as other
> file types.
> Thought I'd collect some info before I try the move.
Peter Karman . http://peknet.com/ . peter(at)not-real.peknet.com
Received on Fri Apr 15 06:50:14 2005