Re: [linuxham] Re: fldigi/hamlib on OS X
- On Mar 23, 2009, at 9:26 PM, w2xo wrote:
>There is nothing wrong with using /usr/local in OS X. I don't think
> Well, it seems that OS X, unlike Linux or *BSD does not use /usr/
> local . I much prefer this also.
> I thank you and everyone that replied. I am a BSD guy for many
> years and I'm not really used to OS X either. I have it working
> again and I'm not really sure why. I had a copy of hamlib on my
> system from some earlier time and I thought that was what fldigi
> was using, but, you are correct, it is apparently bundled in with
> the binary, as I have removed everything I compiled, so no other
> hamlib exists on the OS X computer and it now works again.
> I found that what I thought was poor rig control was actually
> caused by a bad solder joint on the input transistor on my UX-14
> board, so I was really chasing a ghost anyway.
> Incidentally, I have an old laptop with FreeBSD 7.0 and, using the
> ports tree on FreeBSD, I built hamlib and fldigi and they both
> installed in /usr/local and worked right away. The Mac laptop has a
> much nicer screen and supports dual monitors, so I wanted to use it.
> So, all is well in W2XO's shack again.
any OS will install anything there by default but it is meant to be
used for self-installed items. I have placed quite a bit of software
in /usr/local on my Mac.