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Old 12-31-2002, 10:41 AM   #1
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building from src ...checking dependencies??

Hi. I am trying to install a windowmanger called phluid* and I read README and INSTALL and found nothing about needing imlib2. Anyways I ran ./configure and after reviewing the script ot output it creates I notice that when it checks for imlib2.h it says 'no' after it meaning it didn't find it. I ran a check with 'find' to see if I have it on my slack8.1 and realize I don't to the best of my knowledge. So I downloaded imlib2 and untarred it and did ./configure and make of imlib2 and get this at the end of make output .....

/usr/i386-slackware-linux/bin/ld: cannot find -lImlib2
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
make[2]: *** [] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/brian/src/imlib2-1.0.6/loaders'
make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/brian/src/imlib2-1.0.6'
make: *** [all-recursive-am] Error 2

I guess my main question is first what does the above mean? and second .....
When building from source is there a way to know or find out what dependecies you will need? Just run configure and check for 'no's' ?

So I guess the window manager I am attempting to install needs imlib2 and
is not finding it ... then when I attempt to install imlib2 It's not finding some dependencies it needs .... which brings me to a third question ... Do libraries ever depend on other libraries or in general do Libraries depend on anything else usually?

thanks alot
Old 12-31-2002, 11:09 AM   #2
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there maybe some more error messages above "cannot find -limlib2" which may tell you why imlib2 wasnt built.

either that or the imlib2's makefile wasn't made properly.

configure should stop with an error if anything it needs isn't there, don't worry about the "no"s

I find that non-X libraries don't normally need other libraries other than libc but X windows libraries usually need some other libraries, again if the configure script was made properly it should stop if these libraries aren't found.


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