[AG-TECH] Building AG for Mac Via the Command-Line

Eric Olson eolson at mcs.anl.gov
Thu Dec 8 12:20:13 CST 2005

Hi Ashnil,
You don't need a UI to package with the current packaging code on the mac.
The most up to date mac packaging code and documentation are in a cvs 
branch that is used for the 2.x releases.

Here is the most recent mac build howto:

The version you had been looking at is probably in the cvs trunk.  The 
packaging code and documentation there will be updated when we prepare 
for the 3.0 release.

Sorry for the confusion.  The instructions in the rtf file above will 
tell you how to check out the code, but just so you know, the cvs tag to 
use is still r_2_3_final.  We need to name our branches and tags better, 
but that is the current 2.4 code.

If you find any mistakes in the build howto document, please let us 
know.  We'd be happy to update it.


Ashnil Kumar wrote:
> I'm currently working on building the AccessGrid to run on an XServe G5 
> running Mac OS X Server 10.3. I have the prerequisite components 
> installed, and am currently building from CVS (as described in 
> AG-Mac-Build-HOWTO.rtf). My problem arises from the fact that I am 
> remotely logged in to the XServe via ssh (from an Ubuntu Box) and am 
> having difficulties at the stage where the script asks me to use the 
> PackageManager UI to enter several pieces of information.
> Since I can't access the UI, is there anyway to use pimp to create the 
> package?
> Below is the end output just before I get stuck.
> Thanks,
> Ashnil
> ====
> SourceDir =  /mnt/scratch/agmac
> BuildDir =  /mnt/scratch/agmac/AccessGrid-20051208_114947
> DestDir =  /mnt/scratch/agmac/dist-20051208_114947
> metainfo =  Snapshot_20051208_114947
> version =  3.0
> TmpDir: /tmp/tmp5QKMI-
> Insert the following information into the Package Manager UI:
> ---Description---
> Title: Access Grid Toolkit
> Version: 3.0
> Description:
> Version 2.3 of the Access Grid ToolKit.
> See http://www.accessgrid.org for more details.
> ---Files---
> Root: /tmp/tmp5QKMI-/pkg_contents
> ---Resources---
> Resources: /tmp/tmp5QKMI-/pkg_resources
> ---Display---
> Display name: Access Grid Toolkit
> Identifier: edu.uchicago.accessgrid
> Get-Info string: AccessGrid Toolkit 2.3
> Short Version: 3.0
> Verify Major and Minor versions are correct
> Waiting for you to Create the package in an empty folder and quit the 
> Package Manager

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