[Box Backup] Help installing client on Mac OS X

Chris Wilson boxbackup@fluffy.co.uk
Thu, 4 Oct 2007 17:27:50 +0100 (BST)

Hi Per,

On Thu, 4 Oct 2007, Per Reedtz Thomsen wrote:

>>  Per, do you know much about Fink? Would you be interested in helping to
>>  get Box into Fink's repository? I don't have a Mac, so I'd be flying
>>  blind, but I'd like to get it done.
> I'd love to help with that. Not sure what Matt is doing, so just want to 
> coordinate. I also have the ability to make Universal Binaries..
> First problem though: I am not sure what to pull from SVN. I pulled the 
> tip of chris/general and trunk, but both do not pass runtest.pl... Not 
> sure if I got the wrong code, or if there is some other problem.

Better to use trunk for now. chris/merge will go away when I've merged the 
last few troublesome changes.

Thanks to Matt, I now have access to a real Mac, and I (re)discovered 
these problems while testing yesterday.

The first one is that there's a single file descriptor leak from syslog(). 
Definitely not harmful, but annoying because it breaks our tests. I'm 
working on that now.

I think that there are other problems too. Will look into them when I have 
fixed the fd problem.

If you could work on creating a package anyway, that would be great. Once 
I've fixed these problems we can run with it and start distributing 
straight away.

A Fink person offered to help with the package on IRC. I'd really like to 
get a working DMG too, as that seems to be the most natural package format 
on MacOS X, right? And one which doesn't interfere with the rest of your 
system unlike Fink or DarwinPorts.

Cheers, Chris.
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