I asked long ago on the Gramps Users mail list how to get the Network Chart addon to run on a Mac. The basic answer was it is not easy to do. I have hope that things have changed.
Recently I installed Gramps 5.1.3 using the Gramps-Intel-5.1.3-3.dmg package linked off the Gramps website. The Prerequisites Checker says “You have Gramps 5.1.3 installed; an unreleased development version.” I noticed the basic same message when I had 5.1.2 installed. Is this a development version or was some flag set incorrectly?
I am running macOS Catalina 10.15.3.
The Prerequisites Checker reports Python 3.8.5, but when I start Python in a terminal window, I start some variant of Python 2 and the command python3 returns an “invalid active developer path” error. I’m guessing Python3 is not setup correctly on my machine but Gramps can make it work. Does that mean Gramps has its own Python3 package and that is why it is difficult to install the utilities needed by the Network Chart addon? Is there some hack that I can do to install the packages? I would need reasonable directions.
The bottom of the Network Chart addon webpage (https://gramps-project.org/wiki/index.php?title=NetworkChart) recommends using MacPorts but that is at Gramps 5.1.1. And I have not figured out what MacPorts is all about yet. The webpage also links to bug report (https://gramps-project.org/bugs/view.php?id=11900) [wow, just realized that report is from this month!], and user atwong gave up on getting it to work even with MacPorts.
Has anyone succeeded in getting the Network Chart addon to work on a Mac?