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Month: September 2010

Re: [trinity-devel] Building koffice

From: "Timothy Pearson" <kb9vqf@...>
Date: Sat, 11 Sep 2010 12:38:59 -0500
>> > I probably should try building koffice without the wv
>> package installed
>> > since that package is not part of the stock
>> Slackware.
>> >
>> I don't know if kdepim will build without wvware as it is
>> used to import
>> MS documents, but please let me know either way.
> Did you mean koffice rather than kdepim?

Yes I did, sorry.

> I'm a tad confused, but I was getting sleepy when I quit last night.

Same here apparently.

> Short story: the wv package is not a part of the stock Slackware and was
> not installed in my chroot environment. So what caused the build failure?
> Today I realized there is a wv2 package installed by the stock Slackware.
> The wv and wv2 packages are not the same. Looking at the include
> declarations in texthandler.cpp shows wv2 and not wv. Therefore the wv2
> package was the problem.
> Now I'm less confused.
> The wv2 version provided by Slackware 12.2 and 13.0 is 0.2.3. The version
> provided in Slackware 13.1 and Current is 0.4.2.
> I'll run a koffice build with the newer version of wv2. If koffice builds
> without failing with that same error then 0.4.2 will become another
> dependency.
> Yet that raises a question. What changed from 3.5.10/1.6.3 that created
> this error?

The wv2 API did.  The changes were extensive enough that it would have
been quite ugly/borderline unmaintainable to keep compatibility with the
old API.  Also a factor in this decision is that the older version of wv2
has far more problems reading M$ documents (its primary function) than the
new one, so there is really no reason to stick with the older version.