Re: I want to fix a bug in GTK and need some guidance

Thanks for the help! I used JHBuild to build all the stack, and
managed to recreate the bug and see it in gdb. Hope I'll fix it soon!

On Tue, Jan 24, 2012 at 12:52 PM, Tomeu Vizoso <tomeu sugarlabs org> wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 24, 2012 at 11:30,  <jcupitt gmail com> wrote:
>> Hi Noam,
>> On 24 January 2012 10:12, Noam Yorav-Raphael <noamraph gmail com> wrote:
>>> Can someone guide me on how to compile GTK with debugging enabled, and
>>> how to compile a C program that would use the GTK I compiled, so I can
>>> run it under gdb and try to fix the bug?
>> It's pretty easy. Download the gtk sources, untar, and compile to a
>> local prefix. Something like:
>> tar xf gtk+-x.x.x
>> cd gtk+-x.x.x
>> CFLAGS=-g ./configure --prefix=/home/noam/mygtk
>> You'll need to have the -dev packages for the gtk stack installed so
>> that all the headers for all the prerequisites are available, but you
>> probably have those already. Once it configures cleanly try:
>> make
>> make install
>> Now get your build environment to see your new gtk before the system
>> one. You need to set PKG_CONFIG_PATH to
>> /home/noam/mygtk/lib/pkg-config.
>> Finally, compile your test program and it'll see your private gtk
>> gcc -g test.c `pkg-config gtk+-2.0 --cflags --libs`
>> You can run into trouble if the gtk you build needs a more recent
>> cairo / glib / pango / whatever than you have on your system. You'll
>> find yourself installing more and yet more libraries to get a working
>> gtk stack and then maintaining that pyramid of hand-built packages
>> becomes a terrible pain.
>> Use jhbuild to fix this. It's a Python program which will download,
>> configure and install the entire gtk stack from git for you to a
>> private prefix, and keep everything updated for you as well.
>> It does take a little fiddling to get it working but it's probably
>> worth it if you want to build the very latest code. Plus since
>> everything is in git it'll format any bug fixes you make nicely ready
>> to be passed upstream.
> I would suggest git over tarballs because when you submit patches you
> want to target the top of a branch, not a random past release. JHBuild
> will do that for you.
> Also, this may help:
> Regards,
> Tomeu
>> John
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