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Old 10-20-2009, 06:29 AM   #1
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Evolution-2.28 build failure on Fedora 10


I was trying to build evolution 2.28 on fedora 10. The errors I'm getting are

checking for GNOME_PLATFORM... configure: error: Package requirements (glib-2.0 >= 2.20.0
gtk+-2.0 >= 2.16.0
gconf-2.0 >= 2.0.0
libbonobo-2.0 >= 2.20.3
libbonoboui-2.0 >= 2.4.2
libglade-2.0 >= 2.0.0
libgnomecanvas-2.0 >= 2.0.0
libgnomeui-2.0 >= 2.0.0
libxml-2.0 >= 2.7.3
shared-mime-info >= 0.22
gnome-desktop-2.0 >= 2.26.0) were not met:

Requested 'glib-2.0 >= 2.20.0' but version of GLib is 2.18.2
Requested 'gtk+-2.0 >= 2.16.0' but version of GTK+ is 2.14.4
Requested 'libxml-2.0 >= 2.7.3' but version of libXML is 2.7.2
Requested 'gnome-desktop-2.0 >= 2.26.0' but version of gnome-desktop-2.0 is 2.24.3

Consider adjusting the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable if you
installed software in a non-standard prefix.

Alternatively, you may set the environment variables GNOME_PLATFORM_CFLAGS
and GNOME_PLATFORM_LIBS to avoid the need to call pkg-config.
See the pkg-config man page for more details.

error: Bad exit status from /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.l7VLcj (%build)

RPM build errors:
Bad exit status from /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.l7VLcj (%build)

To resolve the above errors, I changed the versions of the dependencies for the packages in configure file in the tar ball of evolution-2.28 (which I realised as not a correct step after I got the same build errors).

I'm unable to find GNOME_PLATFORM_CFLAGS & GNOME_PLATFORM_LIBS, from where I believe the configure script is taking the dependency package versions . Would someone please guide me, on how to resolve these dependencies and build the evolution package?.


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Old 10-21-2009, 02:54 PM   #2
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why not just install it from " yum " ?
it is in the repos .

from your post it looks like you are missing the -devel.rpm's for those programs
like the whole of the " GNOME Software Development "
su -
yum install evolution
su -
yum groupinstall "GNOME Software Development"


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