I downloaded bitkeeper 7.2ce on OS X and ran the .pkg file to install it.
The installer seemed to work correctly, including asking for my password, but I was then unable to run
bk from command line.
According to the OS X installation instructions, the password allows the installer to create a symlink in
/usr/bin for the
I found no
/usr/bin/ so I tried to create it manually:
sudo ln -s /Applications/BitKeeper.app/Contents/MacOS/BitKeeper /usr/bin/bk
But got the response
ln: /usr/bin/bk: Operation not permitted
(perhaps that’s why the installer couldn’t do it?)
I then made a symlink in
/usr/local/bin (which is also in my path)
sudo ln -s /Applications/BitKeeper.app/Contents/MacOS/BitKeeper /usr/local/bin/bk
This sorta-kinda works.
If I run
/usr/local/bin/bk, an application called Wish creates a small window and my command prompt changes to %
If I run
/usr/local/bin/bk version -s,
Error in startup script: couldn't read file "version": no such file or directory
My guess is that the installer couldn’t create the symlink it wanted, and my attempt doesn’t work because
/Applications/BitKeeper.app/Contents/MacOS/BitKeeper might not be the correct thing to symlink anyway.
I’m headed to bed so will be slow to reply to any suggestions on how to proceed.