[amsat-bb] getting predict compiled (under osx 10.4)

Eric Fort eric.fort at gmail.com
Mon Dec 1 14:38:37 PST 2008


First of All I'd like to thank you for contributing your time, effort, and
resources to the creation and support of predict for satellite tracking and
vocalizer for osx respectively  Presently I see
http://www.qsl.net/kd2bd/predict.html mentions it working under osx but I
see no link to source that will compile under osx.  Maybe the following
hints could be included in the readme of a future release, or even better
have ./install figure out which unix you are compiling for and get the
necessary stuff (bearing in mind the remaining questions below)

I downloaded the linux tarball from
http://www.qsl.net/kd2bd/predict.htmlfor use on my mac powerbook G4,
running OS X
10.4.11.  As stated no source file is directly available there for OSX.

When I first attempted ./configure it couldn't find the c compiler.  once I
hard coded the osx location of gcc (/usr/bin/cc) into ./configure it
attempted to compile only to fail looking for soundcard.h (not quite sure
why predict needs a sound card)....ok the voice anouncements could be nice
on my mac and I did find vocalizer for mac at
http://www.mustbeart.com/software/MacVocalizer.html and replaced vocalizer
with that but ./install still had the define for soundcard.h so it bombed
again.  It FINALLY compiled, though complained of not finding a soundcard
after completely removing the include for soundcard.h from install.c.

2 questions at this point:

How do I get it to not complain about not having a soundcard?

How do I get it to use the verson of vocalizer for the mac referenced above?

Is there a means to easily call another external program instead of
vocalizer when an event happens?  (ultimately I'll be building a sat gateway
based around predict and asterisk under linux and it would be nice to have
predict trigger voice synthesis or playback within asterisk)

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