[Mattricks] Mac installation instructions

Oscar Gustafsson oscar at lysator.liu.se
Sat Oct 30 00:13:53 CEST 2004

I finally got around to install PearPC and OS/X on my laptop. Here is how
I got Mattricks running:

How to install Mattricks on Mac OS/X (tested on OS/X 10.3.5)

* Download the Mattricks source:

Version 0.7 Release candidate 2:


Latest CVS-version:

Put it in your home directory, open a terminal and do the following:

mkdir Mattricks
cd Mattricks
tar xf Mattrickssourcefile.tar

* Download wxPython for Mac:

Go to:

Select a suitable server and download wxPython.

In the disk image double.click on wxPythonOSX.pkg (not
wxPythonOSX-devel.pkg) and follow the instructions to install.

 * Download pyXML

Get the following file:

Copy it to your home directory

In the shell window type:

cd /
tar xf ~/PyXML-0.8.3.darwin-7.0.0-Power_Macintosh.tar

* Download py-bsddb


Copy it to your home directory


cd /System
tar xf ~/bsddb3-4.1.6.darwin-7.0.0-Power_Macintosh.tar

* Run Mattricks

cd ~/Mattricks/Mattricks-0.7_rc2

(Different directory for the CVS)

Then type (to finally start Mattricks):
pythonw mattricks.py gui

Login with your username and password and wait until 30 or so files are
downloaded (many of which are transfer history files)

Hopefully you are now able to run Mattricks on your OS/X computer and
hopefully it was worth the hassle.


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