Installing Inkscape on Mac OS

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Installing Inkscape on Mac OS

Postby microUgly » Wed Jul 02, 2008 4:39 pm

Before posting issues with running Inkscape on Mac OS, please refer to the Installing on a Mac wiki article.

If that page does not fix your problem, you might find the answer in the forum topic at viewtopic.php?f=29&t=884.
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Re: Installing Inkscape on Mac OS

Postby juliakmartine » Wed Jul 28, 2010 5:26 pm

I read your article then after I start my installation in Mac Operating System but i give me error of one file Missing when I extract the folder both folder size are same and also number of file are also same then can you tell me what is the Problem in my Installation.
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Re: Installing Inkscape on Mac OS

Postby brynn » Sat Mar 17, 2012 10:26 am

Would you please post the exact text of the error message? Also please report your Inkscape version and Mac version.
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Re: Installing Inkscape on Mac OS

Postby acsj » Mon Aug 13, 2012 8:50 pm

Hi. there are a inkscape version for MAC 10.5.8 ?
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Re: Installing Inkscape on Mac OS

Postby ~suv » Wed Aug 15, 2012 2:40 am

acsj wrote:Hi. there are a inkscape version for MAC 10.5.8 ?

Inkscape 0.48.2 (the latest package of Inkscape currently available for Mac OS X) is a Universal 32bit binary for PPC and Intel systems -> it works fine on Mac OS X Leopard, once you have installed a newer version of XQuartz (it won't work with Apple's X11 2.1.6 which ships with Leopard).

Related links:
  • Download and install the final XQuartz release for Mac OS X 10.5.8 (XQuartz 2.6.3)
    *** Important ***: you need to logout and login again (or reboot) to finish the installation of XQuartz.
  • Adjust the 'Pasteboard' preferences of XQuartz as described here: Re: Mac Snow Leopard?
    (Note: these changes are required for all versions of X11/XQuartz, on all versions of Mac OS X)
  • Download and install Inkscape 0.48.2 from inkscape.org
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Re: Installing Inkscape on Mac OS

Postby operapixie » Tue Oct 09, 2012 6:03 am

And how about for OS X 10.8.2?
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Re: Installing Inkscape on Mac OS

Postby ~suv » Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:12 pm

operapixie wrote:And how about for OS X 10.8.2?

NOTE: As mentioned in the FAQ, and in the installation instructions for XQuartz, you have to logout and login again (or reboot) after installing XQuartz for the first time, else the installation is not fully completed.
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Re: Installing Inkscape on Mac OS

Postby Roberk3 » Tue Oct 16, 2012 5:13 am

I have read through the 2 suggested links and neither helped fix my problem launching Inkscape.

I have version 0.48.2 of Inkscape and 2.7.4 of xQuartz. I'm not very tech savvy, but have tried many of the suggestions online, with no luck. When I double click on Inkscape from my Dock it takes a few seconds, then turns my entire screen black with a small pop-up that reads "bash-3.2$". After a few seconds a 2nd pop-up window appears with a yellow warning sign, with a - (dash) in it, along with a lot of little boxes. It has a highlighted box to click, however it does not say anything, but has what looks like a "return arrow" (in blue) and then more of the little boxes on it. I click that "return arrow", then after a few more seconds a 3rd pop-up window appears with a red circle with a - (dash) in it along with many more of the little boxes. That one also has a highlighted box to click, but it is grayed out. After a few seconds this disappears too and return to the original pop-up window that reads "bash-3.2$". Again, during all of this my screen is completely black. I cannot right click, F9 to see all screens or anything else. I have to QUIT (windows Q) to get out of it. This happens ever time I try to open Inkscape. This last time I didn't touch anything and left it to go through all 3 pop-up windows and then return to the first and let that sit for over 7 minutes with nothing happening. I finally QUIT and am not posting. I know that it said it would take several minutes, so I wasn't sure if the 7+ minutes I gave for it to load was not long enough or if there is something else.
Additionally, the suggested corrections tells you to change
# Leopard onwards...
# Warn the user about time-consuming generation of fontconfig caches.test -d ${HOME}/.fontconfig || exit 12
to
# Leopard onwards...
# Warn the user about time-consuming generation of fontconfig caches.test -d ${HOME}/.fontconfig

2 things when I tried this.
1. Mine did not show "# Leopard onwards..." or anything like that.
2. I was able to find the "# Warn...", but the end of mine said # Warn the user about time-consuming generation of fontconfig caches.
test -f "${HOME}/.inkscape-etc/.fccache-new"|| exit 12

Like I said, I'm not a tech person, so I'm not sure if this is a huge deal that they are different and that I didn't see the # Leopard onward... part, but I wanted to put it out there in case it was.

Any help would be grately appreciated.
Thank you.
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Re: Installing Inkscape on Mac OS

Postby Ticino » Wed Jul 31, 2013 7:41 pm

When I go to any of the download links for stable release 0.48.4, what actually downloads is 0.48.2, which I already have.

Any solutions? I am not really confident with tarball, et al.

My system: Mac OSX 10.8.4

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