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Old 10-16-2010, 01:44 PM   #1
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Post Compiling the aalib demo bb


Greetings. I'm trying to compile the bb ASCII art demo on Slackware (Download from http://aa-project.sourceforge.net/bb/)

Configure doesn't seem to be able to find aalib, even though it is installed on my system. I thought it might be because I was running 64 bit (Slackware64-current), but trying to compile it on a 32 bit Slack 13.1 box fails at the same place:

checking for aa_init in -laa... no
checking for aa_init in -laa... no
--------------------------------------------------------
Library AA-lib is required for BB!
Please download it from ftp.ta.jcu.cz:/pub/aa
Install AA-lib into /usr/local/.. tree or just compile in same
directory as bb

Even after uninstalling aalib1.4rc5 and downloading the source, successfully compiling, and installing to /usr/local version 1.2 of aalib, the version listed under "stuff required to compile BB" on the website, I still get the same configure error when trying to compile bb.

aalib does seem to work on my system, as the aafire demo works fine.

Thanks.
 
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Old 10-16-2010, 02:12 PM   #2
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It configures just fine on Slackware64 13.1.

It doesn't compile though. That's 13 year old code. I think it was written for an older version of aalib (1.2).
 
Old 10-16-2010, 05:40 PM   #3
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Version 1.3.0 compiles OK on Slackware 13.1 - 64.

'bb-1.3.0-9mdv2010.0.src.rpm'
http://distrib-coffee.ipsl.jussieu.f...2010.0.src.rpm
( The included patch bb-1.3.0-timer.patch may be required.)

And the binary 'bb' works.
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Old 10-16-2010, 05:57 PM   #4
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Sweet, thanks knudfl! That version works great with aalib 1.4rc5. It is newer than the version on the homepage... go figure.
 
  


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