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Old 03-23-2006, 12:56 PM   #1
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wxWidgets could not be found

Hi chaps,
Trying to compile boinc ( it's my first compile ), i do have a strange message regarding wxWidgets which seems to be nowhere.

================================================================================WARNING: A suitable installation of wxWidgets could not be found
==> building client without clientgui.

If you add wxWidgets to your system, then this configure script will also
configure your system to build the BOINC graphical client (clientgui).

If wxWidgets is installed on your system, please check that wx-config is
in the path, that the directory where wxWidgets libraries are installed
(returned by 'wx-config --libs' command) is in LD_LIBRARY_PATH (or equivalent),
and that wxWidgets version is 2.6.0 or above. Currently wxWidgets version
2.6.0 (gtk based) is known to work with boinc_gui under Linux. You can
use wx-config --version to find what version you have currently installed.

NOTE: if building a portable client-release, you need the *static* version
of the wx-libs installed!

You can get wxWidgets by following the DOWNLOAD link at:

This is nothing critical but i can only have the client part not the graphical one.

wx-config --libs is giving me
-pthread -L/usr/X11R6/lib -lwx_gtk2u_xrc-2.6 -lwx_gtk2u_qa-2.6 -lwx_gtk2u_html-2.6 -lwx_gtk2u_adv-2.6 -lwx_gtk2u_core-2.6 -lwx_baseu_xml-2.6 -lwx_baseu_net-2.6 -lwx_baseu-2.6

and wx-config --version

Then I do have wxwidgets libraries on my pc, dont i ?

Is the problem located in LD_LIBRARY_PATH as it is said in the error message ?
How to get rid of it ?

Kind regards,

Old 03-24-2006, 11:01 PM   #2
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Hi Tanc
I am new Linux, I don't software installed in which directory, in Windows I know but in Linux I don't know. So I think Where do you have this information. Please help me

wx-config --libs is giving me
-pthread -L/usr/X11R6/lib -lwx_gtk2u_xrc-2.6 -lwx_gtk2u_qa-2.6 -lwx_gtk2u_html-2.6 -lwx_gtk2u_adv-2.6 -lwx_gtk2u_core-2.6 -lwx_baseu_xml-2.6 -lwx_baseu_net-2.6 -lwx_baseu-2.6

and wx-config --version
Old 03-25-2006, 03:07 AM   #3
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There are 2 ways

1. Almost everything in nux can be explained by reading the man pages.
Open a terminal and type man wx-config for example.
You'll get a lot of options in there.

Generally you can have version number of your applications typing --v or --version at the end of it

For example
wx-config --version

smbclient --version
Version 3.0.14a-Debian

2. The most user friendly way to know which applications you are using ( Depending the distro you are using) , is to use a package manager which should be including somewhere in your distro.
In my case, i'm using debian and package manager used is synaptic.
It gives you all applications installed as well as version number and explanations.


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