I am attempting to build LyX on OS X for testing purposes, not distribution.
I have all of the prerequisites installed via MacPorts except possibly Qt, as described below. I have done the git checkout and am looking at INSTALL.MacOSX. The download link(s) in INSTALL.MacOSX for Qt are out of date, listing a trolltech web site and a Nokia FTP site. I found and downloaded a OS X installer from https://www.qt.io/download-open-source/ which promises to download binaries and source. Will this work? Can I download only binaries? I have not proceeded with this step because... ...INSTALL.MacOSX says to install Qt 4 but the qt.io site provides an installer only for Qt 5 with a pre-built option for only 64-bit. Will Qt 5 work? If not, where can I get Qt 4?... ...I already have Qt installed on my machine via MacPorts which reports that I have qt4-mac 4.8.7_0 as the active installation. qt5-mac 5.4.2 is available but not installed. Will a MacPorts version of Qt work? How? If anything I have said above makes it look like I have a clue what I am doing it is wrong--I'm at least 50% clueless here. Jerry