Problem configuring wxWidgets in MacOS

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Problem configuring wxWidgets in MacOS

Post by EOS » Sun Mar 28, 2021 5:10 pm

Hi, I am having trouble installing wxWidgets. Sort of a newbie here. I tried following this guide: viewtopic.php?f=19&t=45837, but something is not right. It appears that wx-config never gets installed. I have macOS Big Sur 11.2.2 and I downloaded wxWidgets 3.1.4. I also have Xcode 12.4 (but as you can see below, I never got far enough for that).

On step 3, WxWidgets seems to have been built successfully. After I configure (" ../configure --enable-debug --enable-unicode --with-osx_cocoa --with-macosx-version-min=11.0 --with-macosx-sdk=/Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Developer/Platforms/MacOSX.platform/Developer/SDKs/MacOSX.sdk") there were no errors or warnings.

After "make -j 4" there were no errors / warnings either. Same thing with samples ("cd samples; make; cd .."). I did get 2 warnings when I built the demos ("cd demos; make; cd ..") :
2 warnings:
../../../demos/forty/scoredg.h:27:16: warning: private field 'm_scoreFile' is not used [-Wunused-private-field]
ScoreFile* m_scoreFile;
../../../demos/forty/scoredg.h:28:15: warning: private field 'm_OK' is not used [-Wunused-private-field]
wxButton* m_OK;
ON STEP 4 is where I see something is wrong because when I execute "locate wx-config" nothing is returned at all. And "which wx-config" returns the error: "wx-config not found".

Any idea what the problem is? When I go to where wxWidgets is built, in the "build-cocoa-debug" folder I created as part of step 3, there is a "wx-config" reference that points to a "inplace-osx_cocoa-unicode-3.1" file in a different subfolder. Don't know if that sheds any light.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks

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Re: Problem configuring wxWidgets in MacOS

Post by ONEEYEMAN » Sun Mar 28, 2021 7:22 pm

Hi,
From step 4:

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locate wx-config (shows all versions if installed)
As you followed that post, I presume you didn't run:

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make install
NOTE: You don't have to install wxWidgets. It is just for convenience.

In order to continue you should adjust the command to be:

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/path/to/wxWidgets/build/directory/wx-config --libs
That directory is where you ran the configure from.

Running make install installs the library, but on Mac it may interfere with the wxWidgets that is already installed by OS or any other software that uses the library.

Thank you.

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Re: Problem configuring wxWidgets in MacOS

Post by EOS » Mon Mar 29, 2021 9:32 pm

Thanks for the response. You are right, I did not do

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make install
I tried to follow your suggestion, but when I go to

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 / ... /wxWidgets/build 
there is no "directory" folder? I see in the directory from where I ran configure a "wx-config.in" and a "wx-config-inplace.in" but after searching my entire computer, it is apparent that wx-config was just never installed. So weird. Maybe I should just delete everything and re-install with brew?

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Re: Problem configuring wxWidgets in MacOS

Post by ONEEYEMAN » Mon Mar 29, 2021 9:51 pm

Hi,
You don't have to install wxWidgets!!

As I said before - this will make working with different versions of the library much harder.

Just follow my instructions below:

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cd ~/wxWidgets/buildMac
./wx-config --cxxflags
./wx-config --libs
that is if you unpack wxWidgets into the "~/wxWidgets" directory and then ran configure from the directory called "buildMac".

Thank you.

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Re: Problem configuring wxWidgets in MacOS

Post by doublemax » Mon Mar 29, 2021 9:52 pm

You were not supposed to take "directory" as a literal directory name. Replace this with the directory you created for a specific build/configuration, e.g. in the post you linked ( viewtopic.php?f=19&t=45837 ), that was "build-cocoa-osx"
Use the source, Luke!

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