Re: GNOME install Order
- From: Raja R Harinath <harinath cs umn edu>
- To: "Jesse D. Sightler" <jsight mindspring com>
- Cc: Patrick Markiewicz <pfm2 andrew cmu edu>, gnome-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: GNOME install Order
- Date: 09 Jul 1999 19:29:26 -0500
"Jesse D. Sightler" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Raja R Harinath wrote:
> > "Jesse D. Sightler" <email@example.com> writes:
> > > Patrick Markiewicz wrote:
> > > > I just wanted to let everyone know that the gnomefaq suggested order
> > > > does not quite work for
> > > > the source files. Everything can be the same, however gnome-libs has to
> > > > come before libgtop. If anyone disagrees please let me know, but I
> > > > think that the page should be either changed or some note should be made
> > > > about that.
> > >
> > > Unless something has changed recently, I am fairly certain that libgtop
> > > is NOT dependent upon gnome-libs. Actually, wasn't libgtop always
> > > intended to be usable completely outside of the Gnome project? I think
> > > so... :-)
> > You're right. However, it does make sense to build `libgtop' after
> > `gnome-libs'. `libgtop' depends on libgnomesupport, and includes a
> > private copy which it uses (and installs) if gnome-libs isn't already
> > installed.
> > So, to prevent duplication of work, it makes more sense to build
> > `libgtop' after `gnome-libs'.
> Hehe, like I said, "unless something has ... changed". :-) I was not
> aware that libgtop now uses libgnomesupport in any form, and am almost
> certain that it has not always been that was (and was not that way the
> last time I compiled:).
Hmm... That may be if the last time you compiled libgtop was a more
than an year ago. Here's a ChangeLog entry of interest:
1998-06-08 Martin Baulig <firstname.lastname@example.org>
* support: Added again.
* Makefile.am (SUBDIRS): Added `support' again.
* configure.in: First, we check for gnome. If it is not
found, we run GNOME_SUPPORT_CHECKS; otherwise use
Not much has changed in this regard since, unless bitrot set in.
However, you are right that the `libgtop' library itself doesn't
appear to require `libgnomesupport'. Only the auxiliary programs
(like the libgtop_daemon, which should be unused, anyway, on Linux)
and example code need it.
Raja R Harinath ------------------------------ email@example.com
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