Re: [Gimp-developer] Building GIMP master fails because of missing gobject-introspection

On 7/29/19 11:14 AM, Steve Pricks wrote:

I was trying to build GIMP master (commit f74320d4dc5e92351001cd44c4380c95725eccd5).
Configure failed with this message:

checking for gobject-introspection... configure: error: gobject-introspection-1.0 is not installed

Configure failed or did not finish!

It also happened when I pass the parameter --enable-introspection=no
Interestingly having the Debian package gobject-introspection (version 1.58) installed didn't have an 
After installing the package libgirepository1.0-dev it works, but it seems that the handling of the 
parameter --enable-introspection=no is buggy (or if introspection is required, then it should not be 
possible to disable it).

Introspection is indeed required to build master right now, and can't be
disabled.  Autoconf simply ignores unsupported --enable-foo flags by
default, so you didn't get an error for the flag (but you should have
gotten a warning at the beginning of the output).


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