[reportlab-users] Installing on Mac OSX

Aaron Barlow aaron.barlow at gmail.com
Thu May 28 16:17:11 EDT 2009


I've installed Reportlab on several Mac, but you can't use
easy_install do to because of some of the required dependencies (i.e.
FreeType and PIL). You'll have better success installing ReportLab and
its dependencies from source.


On May 28, 2009, at 2:14 PM, Andrea Riciputi wrote:

> Hi all,

> I'd like to give ReportLab a try, but I'm having some trouble

> installing it on my Mac. Maybe someone here can help me to figure

> out to get it done.


> At the moment I'm using the Python distribution provided by Apple on

> OSX 10.5, i.e. Python 2.5.2. When I try to install ReportLab via

> easy_install I get the following error:


>> ld: library not found for -l_renderPM_libart

>> ld: library not found for -l_renderPM_libart


> I'm not sure, but I think this issue can be related to the lack of

> freetype2 from OSX. Is freetype2 mandatory to get ReporLab up and

> runnning? Can anyone give me some hints or a recipe about how to

> install ReportLab on OSX?


> Thanks in advance,

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