[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 11:57:36 -0500

I think the lack of permissions is due to using the Windows directory 
tree. I ziped it up in Cygwin. There are typically no permissions that 
Cygwin can interpret. Something to keep in mind for the future.


On Tue, Jul 12, 2011 at 08:44:06AM -0700, Chris von See wrote:
> Extracting the BrailleBlaster zip file using Springy gives "permission  
> denied" errors on each item in the archive.  However, downloading the  
> archive from "www.brailleblaster.org" and using the "sudo unzip  
> brailleblaster-1.0.0.zip" command I was able to extract the archive,  
> and upon doing so I noticed that the "brailleblaster" directory and  
> all of its subdirectories and files have no permissions (that is,  
> there are no user/group/world permission bits set).  Using "sudo chmod  
> -R" with appropriate permissions fixed the problem.
> I'm running Mac OS X Leopard.
> Cheers
> Chris
> On Jul 12, 2011, at 7:33 AM, Cheryl Ann 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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