[brailleblaster] Re: Howto Compile BrailleBlaster for Mac OS X on the Command Line

  • From: "John J. Boyer" <john.boyer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: brailleblaster@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2011 11:52:22 -0500

This is odd. Many people have doenloaded the zip file from 
http://www.brailleblaster.org and unzipped it with no problem. It should 
unzip with the command unzip brailleblaster.zip I think some other Mac 
users have unzipped it successfully. Linux and Windows users have.


On Tue, Jul 12, 2011 at 09:33:36AM -0500, Cheryl Homiak wrote:
> There is indeed a problem with the brailleblaster release on the Mac. When 
> I unzipped it in terminal using the zip command, it unzipped but crashed 
> terminal. I could then only remove the resulting brailleblaster directory 
> by using the sudo command. When I tried going into finder and using 
> Unarchiver, I heard "Unarchiver" but never found an open unarchiver window 
> and the brailleblaster zip file seems to now have disappeared from the 
> directory I had it in and no brailleblaster directory was completed. I am 
> using an Intel Mac mini running Snow Leopard and am not generally having 
> problems unpacking zip files either with unzip or Unarchiver. Not only do 
> I have the basic Unix system that comes with the Mac, but I also have 
> Macports and fink installed. To have a compiling problem is one thing but 
> there really shouldn't be a problem with just unzipping a zip file.
> -- 
> Cheryl
> "Let the words of my mouth,
> and the meditation of my heart,
> be acceptable in thy sight,
> O LORD, my strength and my Redeemer."
> (Psalm 19:14: Bible KJV)

John J. Boyer; President, Chief Software Developer
Abilitiessoft, Inc.
Madison, Wisconsin USA
Developing software for people with disabilities

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