Kurt Foster on Sat, 01 Mar 2008 04:52:33 +0100

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Q re Mac Leopard OS

I downloaded and installed pari-v.2.3.3. The readline problem from Tiger has persisted into Leopard, but the fix described in the FAQ also still works. I simply had to change the directory name readline-5.0 to readline-5.2 in the cd command when installing readline-5.2. Re-installing pari-2.3.3 after installing readline, it glommed onto readline-5.2 even without any flags on the Configure command. I also threw in the extra Galois group and elliptic curves data packs, and they got installed OK as well.

So far, so good. I've used gp to do a number of calculations, and haven't made anything bad happen.

I figure the next step is install gmp, the Gnu multiprecision library, and then re-install pari using the --with-gmp flag in the Configure command. But while checking for documentation and such for gmp, I found the page


which basically says the Xcode C compiler won't compile gmp properly.

What I want to know is,

(a) Is that caution out of date?

(b) If not, what do I have to do to work around the problem?