Building Freeling in Mac OS X

I'm involved in a NLP project (the Natural Language Processing, not the Neuro-linguistic Programming thing) and I had to use Freeling. After some days of going back and forward with the installation instructions in the forums, I manage to build it. Here's my recipe.

First, install Macports. I tried brew, but it just does not work. You'll also need XCode command line tools from Apple.

Then, open a Terminal and run:
sudo port install autoconf
sudo port install db46
sudo port install automake
sudo port install libtool
sudo port deactivate boost (optional, just in case you already have boost already installed in your system)
sudo port install subversion (just in case you've never used SVN before)

Edit /opt/local/etc/macports/sources.conf and add this line just before the "rsync" line
mkdir /Users/Shared/dports
cd /Users/Shared/dports

Now install the specific version of boost by co-ing its revision (1.49, any other version will prevent freeling to build). Then, index your new repo and install boost

svn co --revision 90293 devel/boost
portindex /Users/Shared/dports
sudo port install boost @1.49.0

Now, checkout Freeling from SVN
svn checkout freeling_src
cd freeling_src
sudo glibtoolize --force
automake -a

I guess something is basically wrong with boost sources from macports, because you have to do this:
cd /opt/local/include/boost
sudo ln -s property_map/property_map.hpp

Lastly, build freeling itself:
env LDFLAGS="-L/opt/local/lib -L/opt/local/lib/db46" CPPFLAGS="-I/opt/local/include -I/opt/local/include/boost -I/opt/local/include/db46" ./configure
sudo make install

I've checkout the code from SVN today (June, 11th 2013) and I had to change a bit the configure call. Use this one:

$ env LDFLAGS="-L/opt/local/lib -L/opt/local/lib/db46" CPPFLAGS="-I/opt/local/boost -I/opt/local/include/db46" ./configure --enable-traces --enable-boost-locale CPPFLAGS="-I/opt/local/include -I/opt/local/include/boost -I/opt/local/include/db46" LDFLAGS="-L/opt/local/lib -L/opt/local/lib/db46"

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