Re: gnome cvs compiling

Tri <> writes:

> I've been able to compile gnome cvs for months now, all of a sudden all
> the compiles from cvs are failing due to this problem in the
> ./ stage of compiling. This problem does not occur in the
> source tarballs.
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> sh-2.01$ ./ --prefix=/opt --with-gtk-prefix=/opt
> warning: AC_TRY_RUN called without default to allow
> cross compiling
> ./configure: ./config.log: Permission denied
> Now type 'make' to compile themes
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
> I don't run as root but, shouldn't need to because I checkout the module
> as a normal user and the checkout the directory is in my home directory.
> So I thought the there was something wrong with the configuring process
> so I took a look at config.log. Using vi I was able to open it as a
> normal user. I found some interesting things.

This is not a problem of not being root, it's more likely that your config.log
isn't writable for you. Did you try to delete it, it should then be created

>  It seems that it can't find the -ldir when it's trying to compile
> conftest.c. I have had this identical problem with the cvs imlib and the
> cvs gtk-engines, but no problem with the same packages as tarballs.
> Ideas?

Not finding -ldir should be quite normal under Linux.

   Martin Baulig - Angewandte Mathematik - Universitaet Trier,

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