Can you compile radmind for Mac OS X 10.2?

By: Richard Glaser - Revised: 2006-05-31 devin

Yes, the radmind tools & GUI front-end Radmind Assistant can be compiled for Mac OS X 10.2. You need to have Mac OS X 10.2 and the developer tools installed on a box then:

To compile the radmind tools:

Quick instructions for install the radmind tools
% ./configure
% make
% make install

More detailed instructions
  • Getting the source

    Download the source from:

    and uncompress it into a directory of your liking. The current development source is also available through an anonymous CVS server. See the radmind web site for more details.
  • Configure the software

    Using configure in the top level directory, configure the software for your system:

    % ./configure

    The configure scripts take several options. To see them, run:

    %s ./configure --help
  • Build and install the software

    Now you are ready to build the software

    % make

    Once that is done, you can install the tools.

    # make install
Building a Mac OS X Installer Package
The radmind Makefile contains a target called 'package', which will construct a Mac OS X installer package suitable for distribution. To make the package, login as an administrator and follow the steps below:

Enter the radmind source directory.
make package

During the build process, you will be prompted for your password.

PackageMaker currently does not work with make, so at the end of the build process you will see "make: *** [package] Error 2" even though that package was created successfully.

After the source has been built and the package created, you will be left with a package called 'RadmindTools.pkg' in the parent directory of the radmind source. This file may be double-clicked in the Finder to launch the Installer.

This target will fail if it is used on a system other than Mac OS X. 

To compile radmind GUI Radmind Assistant:
  • Open the Terminal.
  • Set your CVSROOT:
    setenv CVSROOT
  • Login:
    cvs login [the password is RSUG
  • Checkout the source:
    cvs checkout radassist
  • Build the source and run the compiled program:
    cd radassist; make install run