[reportlab-users] Installing on Mac OSX
paul.barrass at safeonlinebilling.com
Thu May 28 17:33:07 EDT 2009
Aaron Barlow wrote:
> 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.
It (probably) won't be necessary to install FreeType and PIL from source
if you install the packages and the -devel packages (or Mac equivalents,
not something I've ever tried). Installing RL from the install tarball
is the supported option (and just a matter of make install) -
easy_install is explicitly unsupported.
I was under the impression that both FT and PIL were both optional
dependencies (though highly recommended), so you might not have to worry
about them if you just want a quick try out, maybe someone more in the
know will let you know when they see your problems.
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