[Ifeffit] Installing Athena on a Mac

Bruce Ravel bravel at bnl.gov
Mon Nov 2 15:29:08 CST 2009


As I point out regularly on the mailing list, I am not a Mac user and
do not maintain the mac packages.  You really need to inquire on the
mailing list for support in that area -- that way you will actually
find the people who *can* help you.

Here are some recent threads on the mailing list regarding Mac
installation issues:


Perhaps your answer is there.  If not, please feel free to make a new
request for help on the list.

Here is more information about the resources available to you:


As I explain there, the mailing list should always be your first stop
when you have a question about the software.


PS: If any of the Mac users out there would like to update the
Macintosh Issues section of 


that would be really splendid.

On Monday 02 November 2009 04:09:22 pm you wrote:
> Hello Bruce,
> I'm trying to run Athena on a Mac, OS X Version 10.6.1.  Following the
> instructions at cars9.uchicago.edu/~ravel/software/downloads.html#mac for a
> Macintosh OSX download, I went to SourceForge to download Ifeffit.  The
> latest version does not appear to be available for Mac download, so I
> grabbed
> Ifeffit-<http://sourceforge.net/projects/
>load> , because I'm on an Intel Mac, but the installation failed.  I then
> grabbed
> Ifeffit-1.2.10-Mac10.4_PPC_horae066_pkg.dmg<http://sourceforge.net/projects
>wnload> and the installation appeared to work, but when I went to run
> Athena, X11 opened but nothing else happened.  I'm not really sure what the
> problem is - can you at least give me a suggestion on where to start?
> Thanks for your help!
> Minna R. Krejci
> PhD Candidate - Joester Group
> Materials Science and Engineering
> Northwestern University
> Cook Hall 3021
> Office: 847 491 3584
> Mobile: 330 603 8608
> minna at u.northwestern.edu


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