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This file describes the procedure to build and install Icarus Verilog
on Mac OS X. I assume that you have experience with Unix and
Terminal.app and a basic knowledge of how to download, compile and
install software from source form.
1) Obtain and install a libdl compatibility library.
If you don't already have /usr/local/lib/libdl.{a,dylib} and
/usr/local/include/dlfcn.h, you can obtain the source for a
compatibility layer from at least one of two places:
http://download.sourceforge.net/fink/dlcompat-20010831.tar.gz
http://www.omnigroup.com/~bungi/dlcompat-20010831.tar.gz
Unpack this tar file and read the README and Makefile. Install the
library according to the instructions. Installation in /usr/local
is strongly recommended since otherwise autoconf very likely won't
be able to find it.
2) Make sure you have a copy of the 'gperf' tool. This does not come
with the Mac OS X 10.1 developer tools, so you probably don't. You
can check with:
% which gperf
If not found, grab a gperf source package and install it. See "GPERF
FOR MACOSX" below.
Snapshots of Icarus Verilog source now come with the
lexor_keyword.cc file pre-made, so if you have trouble with gperf,
then just make sure the distributed lexor_keyword.cc is newer then
lexor_keyword.gperf, and use that.
3) Configure, build and install the Icarus Verilog sources as normal.
The only change you need to make here is to use a configure command like:
% CC="cc -no-cpp-precomp" ./configure
This assumes you are using 'sh', 'zsh', or 'bash'. If you are using
'csh' or 'tcsh', then you'll want something like:
% setenv CC "cc -no-cpp-precomp"
% ./configure
You can, of course, add other configure options.
4) Done!
GPERF FOR MACOSX
Get version 2.7.2 of gperf from here:
<ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/gperf/gperf-2.7.2.tar.gz>
Get a MacosX patch from here:
http://www.eternal.nest.or.jp/~shiro/binaries/gperf-2.7.2-macosx-patch.gz
Apply the patch to the gperf-2.7.2 source that you previously
downloaded, then follow the remaining gperf installation
instructions.
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