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Old 09-22-2010, 04:29 AM   #1
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Whatever became of Metisse?


Hi, I have an Aspire One netbook and I'm planning on getting some lightweight distro with some *box for it (running easypeasy right now) and use Metisse, 3DDesktop and xcompmgr or cairocompmgr as a somewhat resource friendly alternative to compiz. As for Metisse - just to try it out on EasyPeasy I followed directions on

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&sourc...RJ1OWg&cad=rja

for Ubuntu, which Easy is based on and get stuck at the point where I would download the nucleo and metisse packages. The links don't work and elsewhere metisse seems to cease to exist from 2008 on. Did I miss somethine here? Is Metisse dead and gone for good? Or is there still a chance to experience it's magic?
 
Old 09-22-2010, 07:05 AM   #2
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Metisse appears to be dead or frozen. The metisse folder at http://insitu.lri.fr/ is no longer accessible or has been removed. I can find no explanation for this. The co-developers seem to have moved on to others projects.

Source can still be downloaded at http://linux.softpedia.com/progDownl...load-1793.html.

Cheers, Lou
 
Old 09-23-2010, 01:23 AM   #3
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When I try to install Metisse from source I get the following message:

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patrick@gallia:~/Downloads/metisse-0.4.0-rc4$ sudo ./configure
[sudo] password for patrick:
checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking whether build environment is sane... yes
checking for gawk... gawk
checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... yes
checking for gcc... no
checking for cc... no
checking for cc... no
checking for cl... no
configure: error: no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH
See `config.log' for more details.
patrick@gallia:~/Downloads/metisse-0.4.0-rc4$
After looking at synaptics it turns out that I DO have GCC installed. So what the heck is the problem here? Help, please?
 
Old 09-23-2010, 07:00 AM   #4
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Hi lost...

Just ran configure myself and, other than a few missing dependencies, it worked fine. You might not have the required version of gcc installed. I checked mine and found that I have version 4.4.3 installed. If you don't have this, install it. If you do, try re-installing.

Cheers, Lou
 
Old 09-23-2010, 09:55 PM   #5
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Ok, after fiddling around with it I got it to compile. But now I'm stuck with this:

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Metisse Configuration:

Xmetisse will be build and installed in:
/usr/local/bin

*** WARNING: FvwmCompositor will not be build because:
X11 libraries or header files could not be found
Xmetisse font path:
/usr/share/fonts/X11/misc,/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi,/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi

MMX in fb: no disabled by default try --enable-mmx
Xcursor Library:
GLX extension: yes (x86 optimisation)
Widget tracking support: no csip not found
Python 2.x: yes

patrick@gallia:~/Downloads/metisse-0.4.0-rc4$
Libx11-dev is installed and I did install various packages that had a combination of lib, X11 and headers in their titles and descriptions but nothing seems to solve the problem. And where the heck do I get csip from? Can't find it anywhere in apt. I don't know what to do now. Any ideas?

Subquestion: is there a way to use my distro's repositories to satisfy dependencies when installing from source, or better: Is there a package manager that has such a feature implemented?

Last edited by lostinpurdy; 09-23-2010 at 09:59 PM.
 
Old 09-24-2010, 08:55 AM   #6
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Hi Patrick,

The configure script does not compile. It just configures for the compile.

I don't know why configure cannot find your X11 include or library directories. You have to get this sorted out before you can proceed. Even after this you will find configure wants nucleo installed. Even finding the source to build it is an adventure. If you get this far I can help you there.

If you run configure with the --enable-mmx option, you will get a yes on MMX in fb:.

I can't find anything on csip. It just means compiling without Widget tracking support.

If your architecture supports it, a Metisse i386 binary deb is available at
http://yaro.gdi.pl/deb/edgy/metisse_...rc4-1_i386.deb.

There is also an i586 binary rpm at
ftp://ftp.pbone.net/mirror/carroll.c...010.0.i586.rpm.
I believe there is software available to convert from rpm to deb.

Cheers, Lou

EDIT: Seems like a lot of effort to install something that is no longer supported.

Last edited by LouRobytes; 09-24-2010 at 09:03 AM.
 
Old 09-24-2010, 11:16 AM   #7
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Patrick,

Further to my last. Did some digging into the configure script to find out what csip was all about. Turns out you need to install libatspi-dev to get a yes on that check. Don't think you'll really need it though unless you require the "Assistive Technology Service Provider Interface".

Additionally, if you get the FvwmCompositor to build, the script will check for the Xcursor Library.

Cheers, Lou

Last edited by LouRobytes; 09-24-2010 at 11:26 AM.
 
Old 09-24-2010, 11:44 AM   #8
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Libx11-dev is installed
'Libx11-dev' only provides some of the x11 headers.
Metisse may rely on a fully installed "X11".

Please try with these : libxext-dev libxmu-dev

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Old 09-24-2010, 01:39 PM   #9
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Patrick,

Quote:
Please try with these : libxext-dev libxmu-dev
I have libxext-dev installed but not libxmu-dev so you probably don't need it. I installed it anyway. You never know when it might be required.

Thanks knudfl.

Cheers, Lou
 
  


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