Re: [Gimp-developer] [ANN] gimpgitbuild 0.2.1 - a commandline tool to build GIMP and its dependencies from their git repos

Hi Owen and all,

On Mon, 2 Mar 2020 18:47:41 +0200
Shlomi Fish <shlomif shlomifish org> wrote:

Hi Owen,

thanks for your email.

On Sun, 1 Mar 2020 00:53:43 +0100
Owen <owen cook gmx com> wrote:

On Sat, 29 Feb 2020 06:15:40 -0000
"Ed" <ej_zg hotmail com> wrote:
I'd suggest setting up Travis and using CI with your project repo to
ensure people can start from a clean version of at least Ubuntu with a
fair chance it will work. The various packages and versions in the
Travis config would provide a great guide on dependencies.

Thanks for the suggestion, Ed! I shall try that.

This was now implemented:
- thanks. It took me half a day, and I ended up skipping the build of gimp
git master itself (due to the fact it required some newer deps). It
inspired a feature in gimpgitbuild 0.8.0 .    

Thanks again and it built right to the end of gimp. But;

I suspect the following is relevant only to Ubuntu-19.10;

To get past libmypaint build not finding automake, I needed to;

 a.  Remove the symbolic links /etc/alternatives/automake and
/etc/alternatives/aclocal (the /etc/alternatves linked back to the 1.16
versions in /usr/bin b.  Copy automake-1.16 and aclocal-1.16 to 1.13 version
 c.  link the 1.13 versions to automake and aclocal

There is probably an easier way to do this. However "it worked"

Gimp then built to "Success" but running the app,

# apps/graphics/gimp-devel/bin/gimp-2.99: error while loading shared
libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such
file or directory

Vaguely remember having to set up some environment variable and will later

  # export

but maybe that needs to be added to the 0.8.0 version

Thanks for trying again and for your patience.

I believe that the need to set up LD_LIBRARY_PATH for running gimp, is a
problem with gimp's meson-based build system (or with that version of meson
itself) and ought to be fixed there. But I may be wrong.

I was able to reproduce this issue here on fedora 31 x64. However, while
investigating, I discovered:

1. That there were stale meson configurations which had to be purged.

2. That the code of gimpgitbuild was somewhat under-refactored and wrong.

I fixed #2 in 0.10.0 which I just pushed to cpan. Thanks!


      Shlomi Fish



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