[Ifeffit] iXAFS3.0 - not much luck so far

Brugger, Joel (SAM) Joel.Brugger at samuseum.sa.gov.au
Mon Sep 6 07:34:41 CDT 2010

Hi Matt,

Not much luck with iXAFS3.0 so far. 

Under 10.5.8 (two macbooks), iXAFS crashes at startup.

Under 10.6.4 (macbook pro), IXAFS opens, but clicking on athena/Artemis/Hephaestus only opens an X11 terminal.

I think that somehow the installer expects perl to live in /Users/Newville/:

$ pwd
b$ artemis
-bash: /Applications/iXAFS.app/Contents/Resources/local/bin/artemis: /Users/Newville/Codes/ifeffit/local//bin/perl: bad interpreter: No such file or directory

I also tried to install python, but something must be wrong with setup.py since files are copied to /Users/Newville. I now have such an inhabitant on my HD thanks to sudo, but even then the install failed. See details below.

Hope it’s nothing traumatic!

Thanks, JOEL

JoelMacBook-Silver:IfeffitPython-2.0.0 joelb$ python setup.py install
running install
running build
running build_py
creating build
creating build/lib
creating build/lib/Ifeffit
copying lib/__init__.py -> build/lib/Ifeffit
copying lib/Ifeffit.py -> build/lib/Ifeffit
copying lib/ifeffit_config.py -> build/lib/Ifeffit
copying lib/shell.py -> build/lib/Ifeffit
running install_lib
creating /Library/Python/2.6/site-packages/Ifeffit
copying build/lib/Ifeffit/__init__.py -> /Library/Python/2.6/site-packages/Ifeffit
copying build/lib/Ifeffit/Ifeffit.py -> /Library/Python/2.6/site-packages/Ifeffit
copying build/lib/Ifeffit/ifeffit_config.py -> /Library/Python/2.6/site-packages/Ifeffit
copying build/lib/Ifeffit/shell.py -> /Library/Python/2.6/site-packages/Ifeffit
byte-compiling /Library/Python/2.6/site-packages/Ifeffit/__init__.py to __init__.pyc
byte-compiling /Library/Python/2.6/site-packages/Ifeffit/Ifeffit.py to Ifeffit.pyc
byte-compiling /Library/Python/2.6/site-packages/Ifeffit/ifeffit_config.py to ifeffit_config.pyc
byte-compiling /Library/Python/2.6/site-packages/Ifeffit/shell.py to shell.pyc
running install_data
creating /Users/Newville
error: could not create '/Users/Newville': Permission denied

Running as SUDO:

JoelMacBook-Silver:IfeffitPython-2.0.0 joelb$ sudo python setup.py install
running install
running build
running build_py
running install_lib
running install_data
creating /Users/Newville
creating /Users/Newville/Codes
creating /Users/Newville/Codes/ifeffit
creating /Users/Newville/Codes/ifeffit/local
creating /Users/Newville/Codes/ifeffit/local/bin
error: can't copy 'ifeffit_shell.py': doesn't exist or not a regular file

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