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AKA installing PCL on a mac. Here's what I had to do/get/whatever:


  • cmake (from dmg)
  • eigen 
  • boost (wound up getting this from macports, too)
  • flann (regular ann is already my best friend!)
  • cminpack
  • qhull (from macports)
  • gcc 4.5 (from macports, website version is incomplete)

And this is how gcc gets update and actually used (thanks to help from one of the PCL mailing list members):
sudo port install gcc45
sudo port install gcc_select
Run gcc_select to identify versions available:  "gcc_select -l"
Select gcc45, in my case is was:  "sudo gcc_select mp-gcc45"

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