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Re: [Axiom-developer] Re: Axiom/Aldor

From: Camm Maguire
Subject: Re: [Axiom-developer] Re: Axiom/Aldor
Date: 22 Jan 2005 10:41:59 -0500
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Ralf Hemmecke <address@hidden> writes:

> I run Debian/Sarge and unfortunately binutils-dev was not installed.
> How should I have guessed the package name if 'make' just tells me
> that bfd.h is missing?
> Is it somewhere explicitly written which packages I have to install in
> order to compile something like axiom--main--1--patch-24? Ehm, I guess
> this branch is different from the debian axiom-source package, right?

Yes.  In the latter, the build-dependencies are listed at the head of
the file debian/control, and apt-get -b source axiom will abort with a
descriptive error if any dependencies are not installed.

> A good place for a description of required software would be
> or even in a README in the root of the Axiom
> source tree. Better still would be if ./configure tells you that the
> compilation will not succeed since there is something to install
> beforehand.


Take care,

> Ralf
> Camm Maguire wrote:
> > Greetings!
> > root <address@hidden> writes:
> >
> >>>>bft.h? or bfd?
> >>>>
> >>>>what system are you running on?
> >>>
> >>>fat_string.c:17:17: bfd.h: No such file or directory
> >>>fat_string.c:18:21: bfdlink.h: No such file or directory
> >>>fat_string.c:229: error: parse error before "bfd_combined_table_update"
> >>>fat_string.c:229: error: parse error before "PTR"
> >>>
> >>>uname -a
> >>>Linux rose 2.4.25-1-386 #2 Wed Apr 14 19:38:08 EST 2004 i686 GNU/Linux
> >>>It's Debian Sarge.
> >>
> >>I'd have expected GCL to build on Debian with no problem since
> >>that's Cammm's development environment.
> >>
> >>try this:
> >>
> >>make clean
> >>edit lsp/Makefile.pamphlet
> >>find the ./configure line and change the options to:
> >>
> >>--enable-vssize=65536*2 --enable-locbfd --disable-dynsysbfd 
> >>--disable-statsysbfd --enable-maxpage=128*1024
> >>
> >>and see if that cures it.
> >>
> > This should do it, as well as installing binutils-dev which the user
> > appears to be missing.  The build-dependencies for all Debian packages
> > are listed in the head of the debian/control file.  If one really
> > wants automated building on Debian, 'apt-get -q -b source gcl' will
> > either produce an installable .deb or fail listing the
> > build-dependencies which are missing.  Take care,

Camm Maguire                                            address@hidden
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