[Geany] Geany on OS X, extension "RANDR" and symlink error?

Juergen Potzkoten gurubuster at xxxxx
Thu Oct 1 13:58:41 UTC 2009


first of all I'd like to thank you Nick & Jason for the hints!
Building Geany natively under OSX with GTK+  (without X11) sounded fine to
me..so I started again from scratch and deleted my previous attempts &

Here's what I did:

- installed GTK+ from http://www.gtk-osx.org/
- downloaded the latest Geany SVN Version again
- ran ./autogen.sh in Terminal again and got the following error:

    checking pkg-config is at least version 0.9.0... yes
    checking for GTK... configure: error: Package requirements (gtk+-2.0 >=
2.8.0) were not met:

    No package 'gtk+-2.0' found

- fired up Finder to search for gtk, found it under <myuser>/gtk
- added the path in Terminal by typing:
  export PKG_CONFIG_PATH=<myuser>/gtk/inst/lib/pkgconfig/
- checked it with: pkg-config --modversion gtk+-2.0
  Output: 2.16.2

-so there we are!
-then I ran configure, make and sudo make install again

-->Success! Geany executable is under /usr/local/bin/geany and runs fine

Maybe this little "Howto" can push the other OS X users (are there any? ;) )
into the right direction...

Thanks again and have a nice day!

> On Wed, Sep 30, 2009 at 6:02 PM, Jason Oster <jason.oster at campnavajo.com>wrote:
>> On 09/30/2009 04:25 AM, Nick Treleaven wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> On Mon, 28 Sep 2009 21:07:58 +0200
>>> Juergen Potzkoten<gurubuster at googlemail.com>  wrote:
>>>  - Is the Xlib: ... error the critical error?  If yes, how can I fix it?
>>>>   ...Google tells me that this error is not critical, but I get no Geany
>>>> Program Window at all, so I can't really believe that this behaviour
>>>> should
>>>> be ignored...so far I found no solution for the RANDR error, I updated
>>>> X11
>>>> core files, but the error keeps poping up...*sigh*
>>> First, I don't really know anything about OSX, so any input from
>>> someone with it would be helpful.
>>> RANDR seems to me to be referring to libXrandr.so[.VERSION] (or
>>> similar), which is a shared library that my Fedora Linux GTK library is
>>> linked to. So I guess that the GTK library you downloaded(?) depends on
>>> an X library file that isn't on your system.
>>> To confirm this, if you have ldd, you can run:
>>> ldd /usr/lib/libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0
>>> Where that path is the path to the GTK shared library. Paste the output
>>> here. On my system I get:
>>> ...
>>>         libXrandr.so.2 =>  /usr/lib/libXrandr.so.2 (0x00a11000)
>>> ...
>>> If I'm right, you would either need to download the Xrandr
>>> module or download/build a GTK library that doesn't depend on it (not
>>> sure if the latter is possible for X backend).
>>> It could be that your X library is too old, and that's why the module
>>> is missing.
>>> Regards,
>>> Nick
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>> When I built Geany on OS X last year, I was using the then-beta version of
>> http://www.gtk-osx.org/ which provides native GTK+. (No need for X11,
>> etc.) So then again, I don't have any experience building Geany for OSX/X11.
>> This might be something to consider trying.
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