compile xmgrace on Fedora10 failed: Motif >= 1002 compatible API.
Thought I can keep up with the linux kernel and distros that why I am starting to migrate slowly
to Fedora 10.
A tool I have been using for more than 10 year is xmgrace, which I believe is developing.
It is a brilliant software compare to gnuplot with its slightly better GUI.
Anyway, I tried to build it on F10, but I hit something during ../configure.
But openmotif.rpm seems to have been dropped..
This is unfortunate, since I believe there is nothing better than xmgrace right now.
What can I do ? downgrade to lower version of Fedora or look for a distro that support motif or xmgrace ?
This kind of things are most afraid by most Linux users I guess..
It may just want the library which you can get by installing lesstif instead of motif. Lesstif should be in the Fedora repositories. They don't provide Motif because of logo or license not fitting into their way of doing things.
Dag Wieers site probably has a motif rpm for Fedora 10 if you absolutely have to have it.
... and I get 'no' to a lot of things, already installed.
'lesstif-devel' is available, so is openmotif-devel, from
But no luck with any of those.
So why not use # yum install grace
... you will get grace-5.1.22, providing /usr/bin/xmgrace .
still hit this for grace 5.1.20:
black boxes. This make xmgrace labels very unreadable. I doubt it is a font problem. Might have to do with customization ?.. I haven't seen things like this
before in xmgrace.. Seems like more hunting is to be done!
The issue is not resolved yet!
# yum install netcdf-devel fftw2-devel t1lib-devel xbae-devel
# rpmbuild -bb grace.spec
... and a package is created :
# cp -a /root/rpmbuild/BUILD/grace-5.1.22/ /home/"user"/<new-dir>/
# chown -R <user> grace-5.1.22/
cd grace-5.1.22/ ; 'make clean'
and I tried using the configure line in grace.spec,
but still no to a Motif >= 1002 compatible API, etc.:
if you can sort it out.
download openmotif-2.2.2-12.i386 from pbone, but still failed at ./configure.
Yes, I know, the openmotif isn't found, ref. post # 3.
And I used packages for Fedora 10 :
And they are not from from 2002, like the one
shown in post # 6, and is not the issue.
I also used to compile grace / xmgrace with no errors.
manage to put in
still no luck with ./configure.
I can still use the "crappy" xmgrace from "yum install grace" but then
I have to tolerate the invisible texts for the labels in black boxes.
Seems like a tough game here.
probably ./configure of grace is so outdated... Anyone know how to hack their ./configure and save the world ?
now I can compile xmgrace on Fedora 10 using someone's help.
See an update on http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showth...=1#post1257054
But the black text problem is still unresolved. It may prove to be
very interesting to find out exactly the reason why.
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