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

From: kht-lists
Subject: Re: [gcmd-usr] missing dependency or just pkg naming difference?
Date: Mon, 10 Jun 2019 19:54:09 +0000

See my note below re. unique

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On Monday, June 10, 2019 2:46 PM, Uwe Scholz <address@hidden> wrote:

> 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
> okay.
> If you are interested more in the magic behind the "configure && make
> && make install" procedure have a look into this short blog post:
> https://thoughtbot.com/blog/the-magic-behind-configure-make-make-install
> 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.

Gnome Commander USED to have an option under the Options; General tab

Multiple instances
   [x] Don't start a new instance

This is not present in 1.10.2. If libunique is present or if it was present at 
make time would this option appear or was it done away with altogether? I know 
it was discussed back around version 1.8.x but I do not recall what was decided.

> 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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