Re: installation rant (ignore if in bad mood)
- From: Allan Duncan <amd2345 fastmail com au>
- To: sawfish-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: installation rant (ignore if in bad mood)
- Date: Mon, 07 Dec 2009 11:50:13 +1100
On 07/12/09 10:53, Daniel Fetchinson wrote:
Folks, this will be another rant about general user experience.
I consider myself computer literate so compiling from source is never
a problem as long as ./configure; make; make install works. If not, I
consider the software crappy. I tried installing the latest sawfish
bundle, in this order:
First I wanted to install to a custom location using --prefix but that
didn't work, see the other recent thread I started. So I thought,
okay, let's not give sawfish developers a hard time, let's just
install to the default locations. So I did
on librep. All good. Then to rep-gtk: ./configure fails with
checking for LIBREP... no
configure: error: can not locate librep
What?? Even if everything is installed to the default location
configure can't find it. Why?
So what do you get for
pkg-config --libs librep ?
I get "-lrep -lcrypt -lgmp -lm"
It's a while since I built the sawfish suite, but at time it worked fine
on F11 using rpmbuild.
I _may_ have needed to add a tweak for x86_64, I'd have to look at the
log files of the build. F12 with the current versions will be done "RSN".
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