I've tried the method posted here: http://www.nextcomputers.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=2000&highlight=installing+nextstep+++ppc+macs+using
by andreas_g about installing NeXTSTEP on PPC Macs with OS X, but it contrary to what he claims, it just doesn't work. The problem seems to be that I'm missing libpcap in the /opt/local/lib directory or that it's not loaded, but every time I try to start the virtual machine for NeXTSTEP, I get this error:
Link (dyld) error:
Library not loaded: /opt/local/lib/libpcap.0.dylib
Referenced from: /Users/arlenb/Applications/Q.app/Contents/MacOS/ppc-softmmu.app/Contents/MacOS/ppc-softmmu
Reason: image not found
This tells me nothing at all, since I followed the directions in his guide. Now, for something he claims will work, it's not working. I tend to think that he's made a few errors in typing, but I can't be sure. And contrary to what he says about installing libpcap, it can't be done like he says because the link for fetching that file via SVN is broken. So I downloaded it myself and installed it in that directory, and made the symbolic link as he described. Just one problem:
the file libpcap.a.dylib doesn't exist in the libpcap-1.1.1 directory, so that link does nothing. There is a file named libpcap.A.dylib in the /usr/lib directory, but his tutorial says nothing about it, and that file is from 2002.
And since I can't post on that forum because the admin is either slow or lazy in approving new members, I tried sending him a PM here because he's a member of this forum, too. But so far, no response, and he's only visited the forum twice, so he may never respond.
In the meantime, does anyone have experience with this kind of thing that can help me get it working?