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Old 02-21-2005, 11:05 PM   #1
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Installing Lyx.

When running installing Lyx-1.3.5 the ./configure comes back with the following error:

**** The following problems have been detected by configure.
**** Please check the messages below before running 'make'.
**** (see the section 'Problems' in the INSTALL file)

** Cannot find libforms or libxforms. Please check that the xforms library
   is correctly installed on your system.

** Cannot find forms.h. Please check that the forms library
   is correctly installed on your system.
I'm not exactly sure what to do to fix that. Thanks in advance all! In the meantime, more googlin'
Old 02-21-2005, 11:40 PM   #2
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Go back to the LyX website - in the documentation it tells you about xforms and another alternate option (forget what, just now) - download and install one of those, and then recompile LyX and it should be fine.


Yeah, qt was the other one and what I used, IIRC.

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Old 02-22-2005, 12:19 PM   #3
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Now ./configure --with-frontend-qt worked but make returns the following error:

source='insetfoot.C' object='insetfoot.lo' libtool=yes \
depfile='.deps/insetfoot.Plo' tmpdepfile='.deps/insetfoot.TPlo' \
depmode=gcc3 /bin/sh ../../config/depcomp \
/bin/sh ../../libtool --mode=compile g++ -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I. -I. -I../../src -I./../ -I../../boost    -O -c -o insetfoot.lo `test -f 'insetfoot.C' || echo './'`insetfoot.C
g++ -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I. -I. -I../../src -I./../ -I../../boost -O -c insetfoot.C -MT insetfoot.lo -MD -MP -MF .deps/insetfoot.TPlo
echo timestamp > insetfoot.lo
source='insetfootlike.C' object='insetfootlike.lo' libtool=yes \
depfile='.deps/insetfootlike.Plo' tmpdepfile='.deps/insetfootlike.TPlo' \
depmode=gcc3 /bin/sh ../../config/depcomp \
/bin/sh ../../libtool --mode=compile g++ -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I. -I. -I../../src -I./../ -I../../boost    -O -c -o insetfootlike.lo `test -f 'insetfootlike.C' || echo './'`insetfootlike.C
g++ -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I. -I. -I../../src -I./../ -I../../boost -O -c insetfootlike.C -MT insetfootlike.lo -MD -MP -MF .deps/insetfootlike.TPlo
insetfootlike.h: In member function `virtual bool InsetFootlike::noFontChange()

Internal compiler error: Error reporting routines re-entered.
Please submit a full bug report,
with preprocessed source if appropriate.
See <URL:> for instructions.
make[3]: *** [insetfootlike.lo] Error 1
make[3]: Leaving directory `/home/andrew/lyx-1.3.5/src/insets'
make[2]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/andrew/lyx-1.3.5/src'
make[1]: *** [all] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/andrew/lyx-1.3.5/src'
make: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
No idea what any of that means.
Old 02-23-2005, 12:54 AM   #4
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Me either. That looks like a code/compiler error, which I hate. 'foo lib is missing/in the wrong place' and junk like that is easy. What compiler version are you using? I see 1.3.5 says "It is now possible to compile LyX with gcc 3.4" which may very well mean it's accidentally impossible to compile it with 3.3. Might try 1.3.4 - that's what I used, though I forget which compiler I was using.

I swear to god gcc's got to quit arbitrarily tweaking trivial things every damn version. Seems like code has a shelf-life of six-twelve months before it breaks. (Though this may be another issue entirely since it seems gcc thinks *it's* at fault.) Anyway - report the bug if you want and try another version if you want - and maybe somebody else can tell you something more precise. Good luck.


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