After having installed Mac OS X 10.7 I can't install Quantum Gis as it maintains that I have not installe the GDAL Framework, which I have done (several times). Have anyone experienced the same problem (and solved it)?
I understand that you solved this for yourself but I had this problem as well and had a slightly different solution.
I had already installed GDAL 1.9 via Homebrew but was receiving the "QGIS requires GDAL framework" when trying to install QGIS. The issue turned out to be that I hadn't installed the GSL framework. Strange that it was complaining about no GDAL, but after installing KyngChaos' GSL framework, the QGIS install worked.