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Re: [gcmd-usr] missing dependency or just pkg naming difference?

From: Uwe Scholz
Subject: Re: [gcmd-usr] missing dependency or just pkg naming difference?
Date: Mon, 10 Jun 2019 20:46:52 +0200

Hi bendov,

when "./configure" says it does not find something in it's checks when
this does not mean something bad. It is just analyzing the system on
which it is running.

Only if there is a library missing which is absolutely needed for
building Gnome Commander it would stop. I honestly do not know for
what every configure step stands for, especially I would have to
google for "checking dependency style of gcc". But if it finds
something in the end which does not break the build everything is

If you are interested more in the magic behind the "configure && make
&& make install" procedure have a look into this short blog post:

Regarding libunique support: This library is used to check for the
number of running instances of a program. If Gnome Commander is
compiled and linked to this library, it can be configured to run only
once at the same time, i.e. it would be "lifted" to the foreground on
your screen instead of starting a new instance. If this configure
option is set to false or if the library is not found, a new instance
of the Gnome Commander is started when you click on the program icon.
But Gnome Commander does not need the libunique library. If it isn't
found, the program would just start several instances if the program
icon is clicked more than once. That's why the configure step isn't
stopped if libunique isn't found.

The same goes for all the other not really needed libraries. For
example, if the sources for exiv2 are not found, Gnome Commander can
still be used but it can't read exiv image data which could be used
for multi-renaming image files. Same goes for the poppler library, used
for reading of metadata in PDF files.

I do not know which packages you have to install so that configure
finds the sources of these libraries in Linux Mint. Please check in the 

Am Mon, 3 Jun 2019 18:13:07 -0500 schrieb address@hidden:
> I stopped after running ./configure on gnome-commander-1.10.2.tar.xz,
> though it seems ready to run "make." Some of the ./configure "not
> found" or "no" comments, I'm not sure if a pkg is really missing, or
> has a slightly different name in Mint than in the source pkg (I've
> seen that before).
> Gnome-commander ./configure isn't always specific on versions or exact
> pkg name.  E.G., does it want the <pkg_name-dev> pkg out of 5 other
> pkgs w/ same base name?  Usually doesn't say.
> 1) checking dependency style of gcc... gcc3
> Not sure what "dependency style of gcc...gcc3" means, but gcc-8
> 8.1.0-5 *IS* installed. Note: I couldn't make any of the suggested
> commands for configing gcc-8 work, but it's installed.  Couldn't find
> the exact meaning of "dependency style...gcc3."  Maybe only gcc3's
> dependencies are 100% satisfied (but not versions > gcc3)??
> checking minix/config.h usability... no
> checking minix/config.h presence... no
> checking for minix/config.h... no
> 2) checking for UNIQUE... no
> configure: WARNING: unique >= 0.9.3 not found, disabling unique
> support Note: libunique-1.0-0  is installed v1.1.6-5. (Listed as
> Unstable by Ubuntu).  I assume gnome-commander ./configure is looking
> for "libunique-dev" (not installed), thus the warning ">= 0.9.3 not
> found?" ** Is Unique support important to GCMD?
> checking for EXIV2... no
> checking for TAGLIB... no
> checking for chm_open in -lchm... no
> 3) checking for GSF... no.  Which pkg / ver?  Gsfonts is installed -
> maybe not the wanted pkg / ver.
> 4) checking for POPPLER... no.  Which pkg / ver?  Several Poppler pkgs
> are installed.
> Thanks.
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