says that there is no step 2.
I disagree. In order to configure, I had to:
Download Compress::Raw::Zlib from here:
unzip it in a build tree, and inside it:
(as root) make install
Download Archive::Zip.pm from here:
and do likewise.
No, this definitely is not needed. When you get XCode as described, you are ready to build on Mac (with --disable-mozilla) only when on 10.4 you need newer version of make an unzip (as described on the page).
I suspect you got macports/fink/darwinports or whatever installed that mess up your build-environment.
on 10.4 system:
$ locate Zip.pm
$ locate Zlib.pm/System/Library/Perl/Extras/5.8.6/IO/Zlib.pm/System/Library/Perl/Extras/5.8.6/darwin-thread-multi-2level/Compress/Zlib.pm
Also LO is being build on 10.5 and later systems without non-Apple-provided stuff (except for building mozilla, as also described on the dependencies page).
Feel free to reopen if you can provide more details, but probably its faster/easier to join irc-channels or use the mailing-list to get you setup with a "proper" buildsystem.
I've had macports, so let's assume I'm exercising a macports symptom.
For the benefit of future people with similar symptoms:
I am using MacOS 10.6.8. My default perl is 5.8.9, contrary to the manual page, and I haven't worked out why yet.
locate finds the system-installed Zlib and Zip:
$ locate Zlib.pm
James-MacBook:perl5 jamescone$ locate Zip.pm
I have no idea why LO does not find the Zip and Zlib in Extras.
The software that I described installing, was installed into /opt/local/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.9/ and was found by LO. I plan to tiptoe away and continue using it.
No further action.