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Old 10-04-2017, 10:05 AM   #1
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Reality check needed:Source file has no ./configure file???


I want a outdated version of Gnome Log Viewer (2.32). The source code located here https://help.gnome.org/users/gnome-system-log/ does not have a ./configure file and just looks like it is full of images. What's my problem?
Thanks for your expertise!
 
Old 10-04-2017, 10:10 AM   #2
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That's just the help content for that application. Need to find the actual source code for the application.

You can check here but I didn't see that app.

https://ftp.gnome.org/pub/gnome/sources/

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Old 10-04-2017, 11:58 AM   #3
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The source code is in gnome-utils: https://ftp.gnome.org/pub/gnome/sour...me-utils/2.32/
 
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Old 10-04-2017, 01:04 PM   #4
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configure isn't mandatory; what happens if you run make? Some packages want you to run autogen first, which generates a configure.
 
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configure isn't mandatory; what happens if you run make? Some packages want you to run autogen first, which generates a configure.
It's not code, it's just the help content - he/she needs to go get the actual source, which was provided by another user.
 
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Old 10-04-2017, 10:09 PM   #6
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Thanks to every one for all the help.Unfortunately that version of logViewer will need 1gig of dependencies so I'm going to abort. I'll use the info on another source build though.
 
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Thanks to every one for all the help.Unfortunately that version of logViewer will need 1gig of dependencies so I'm going to abort. I'll use the info on another source build though.
I suspected that would be the case for such an old piece of software. Gnome has changed radically in the past 6 or 7 years and only shares a name with the Gnome 2 series.
 
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