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Month: July 2011

Re: [trinity-devel] FTBFS: kdenetwork and probably other packages

From: "Timothy Pearson" <kb9vqf@...>
Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2011 18:00:35 -0500
> On 19 Jul 2011, Timothy Pearson uttered the following:
>> It is most certainly buildable!
>> Check out from the latest SVN and use CMake to build these packages:
>> libtqtinterface
>> arts
>> kdelibs
>> kdebase
>> Use Automake to build the rest.
> Tried that (hence the patches sent earlier today). tqt, arts, kdelibs,
> dbus-tqt and kdebase built after some patching, but when I hit
> kdenetwork and tried to build it via autotools I got the FTBFS which
> started this thread :( and comments from Robert that the SVN trunk of
> the non-cmakeable modules is not buildable with autotools either at
> present.

This is not correct.  You can (and should) build the packages I mentioned
with CMake, and then proceed to build the remaining packages with
Autotools.  Of course I am only mentioning this within the context of
using the latest SVN sources; the older 3.5.12 release is only buildable
under Autotools, and is also restricted to working with autoconf < 2.63.

> It seems that the autotools machinery is getting something
> wrong such that TQt is not being picked up properly, I'd guess. (Plainly
> it works sometimes, because the SVN log contains recent mentions of
> fixes of FTBFS errors: hence this report.)

I am actually running a full rebuild test as I write this, so if something
is not buildable I will find out about it soon.  Otherwise, there is a
chance that something is different in your setup vs. my setup, and you may
need to pass additional configuration flags to the Autotools-dependent
Trinity packages.

> (btw, I think what you're doing with Trinity is awesome. A parallel-
> installable KDE3 eventually atop Qt4: it's what the KDE devs should have
> done all along :) )

Thanks!   Encouragement is always appreciated here. :)