Are command-line tools required in a Mac installation?

I need only the GraphViz viewer, so during installation I removed the command line tools option in all three builds (regular, dev snapshot, and beta) and all three crash on launch.

This is a freshly formatted Lion 10.7.2 machine. Are the command line tools required? I'm kind of a minimalist and prefer to install only what's needed. Thanks.

Are command-line tools required in a Mac installation?

Lol! An older minimalist would do without the GUI tools and use the
command-line only.

In fact, since graphviz was mostly written by older, if not minimalist,
coders, I suspect that even the GUI tools still use the command-line
tools underneath the hood.

How did you "remove the command line tools option" anyway? I wasn't
aware of such an option.

John

On 11/26/2011 08:59 PM, [email protected] wrote:
> I need only the GraphViz viewer, so during installation I removed the
> command
> line tools option in all three builds (regular, dev snapshot, and beta) and
> all three crash on launch. This is a freshly formatted Lion 10.7.2 machine.
> Are the command line tools required? I'm kind of a minimalist and prefer to
> install only what's needed. Thanks.
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Are command-line tools required in a Mac installation?

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On Nov 26, 2011, at 20:11, John Ellson wrote:

> In fact, since graphviz was mostly written by older, if not minimalist, coders, I suspect that even the GUI tools still use the command-line tools underneath the hood.

The old Pixelglow Graphviz.app did that -- it called copies of the Graphviz command line tools that were bundled into the app. The new Graphviz.app that is now bundled with Graphviz instead links with the libraries.

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On 11/26/11 9:11 PM, John Ellson wrote:
> In fact, since graphviz was mostly written by older, if not minimalist, coders, I suspect that
> even the GUI tools still use the command-line tools underneath the hood.
Most GUI tools (gvedit, the mac app, smyrna) link to the libraries; only dotty makes a call to the
dot program. As for minimalism, there is only one layout program (the
rest are links) and it is tiny, being just a loop for reading input and calling the plugins. The
other command line tools (gvpr, gvmap and the tools in cmd/tools) are not
used at all by the layouts or the GUI tools.

So it would be very interesting to know why this is happening. Which Graphviz viewer is crashing?
And, as John asked, how are you turning off the installation of command-line
tools? Thanks.

Emden

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Are command-line tools required in a Mac installation?

I need only the GraphViz viewer, so during installation I removed the command
line tools option in all three builds (regular, dev snapshot, and beta) and
all three crash on launch. This is a freshly formatted Lion 10.7.2 machine.
Are the command line tools required? I'm kind of a minimalist and prefer to
install only what's needed. Thanks.

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Are command-line tools required in a Mac installation?

Ah, if I read the option correctly, it toggles not just the installation of the command-line tools,
but the libraries as well.
Without the libraries, the Graphviz app is definitely not going to work.

Given that, it does seem like a somewhat silly option but I guess it would allow one to use the
Graphviz app linked to some different
or older set of Graphviz libraries. It might make sense to split the installation of command-line
tools and libraries, or generate a
warning if the user decides against installing the libraries.

Emden

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