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Installing Gedit on Mac OS X: Fail

now i'm engaged in my annual search for a good tabbed text editor
actually i just gave up

I'm somewhat pleased with gedit

benjamin melançon:
another reason to switch to linux


yeah if you think about it, programmers need to build these things, and programmers use Linux

benjamin melançon:
... or just use darwinports for now

cd /opt/local/var/macports/sources/
sudo port install gedit

hmm, installing it seems to be making a process called tclsh8.4 go crazy

after a very long time and a ton of updates and checks and such with yes, it hit:

checking for intltool >= 0.35.0... ./configure: line 3493: intltool-update: command not found
configure: error: Your intltool is too old. You need intltool 0.35.0 or later.

Error: The following dependencies failed to build: eel gail gtk2 shared-mime-info tiff gnome-desktop gconf intltool gnome-common orbit2 libidl gnome-doc-utils docbook-xml docbook-xml-4.1.2 xmlcatmgr docbook-xml-4.2 docbook-xml-4.3 docbook-xml-4.4 docbook-xml-4.5 docbook-xsl iso-codes py25-hashlib python25 libxslt autoconf help2man p5-locale-gettext m4 automake libtool py25-gobject py25-libxml2 py25-numeric rarian getopt gnome-themes gtk-engines2 icon-naming-utils p5-xml-simple p5-xml-namespacesupport p5-xml-sax gnome-vfs desktop-file-utils popt gnome-mime-data gvfs libsoup gnutls libgcrypt libgpg-error libtasn1 lzo opencdk readline libgnomecanvas libart_lgpl libglade2 libgnomeui gnome-icon-theme hicolor-icon-theme gnome-keyring libbonoboui libbonobo libgnome esound audiofile py25-gnome py25-gtk py25-cairo py25-numpy fftw-3 py25-orbit startup-notification gnome-menus librsvg libcroco libgsf bzip2 gtksourceview2 py25-pygtksourceview
Error: Status 1 encountered during processing.

Searching for: "Your intltool is too old. You need intltool 0.35.0 or later" suggests that it may not be the lack of this version, but some issue with the makefile:

I don't know where to go from here.


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Gedit on Mac OS X gedit for mac os x


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