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Old 04-06-2016, 07:14 AM   #1
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Trying to install Normalize for K3b

I've installed K3b into my laptop, and I am looking in the settings seeing software that is not installed on my system. Therefore I am trying to install as much of this missing libs/software that it says is not there.

I am on installing Normalize right now, I downloaded it from source (becase sometimes you just got a do that, this is Linux rememeber (added for all of them that shy away from operatiing Linux the way it can be))

in my ./configure I end up with this at the end.

Q: Does this or should this say true instead? if yes, then what libs*-devel packages do I need to install to get it to say true.

if no, then I'll finish with: make sudo make install

config.status: creating po/Makefile

    audiofile library:         false
    mpeg audio support:        false
    xmms volume adjust plugin: false
I'm getting the same output for cdrdao
[MOD: This one is Fixed: found binaries on ]
    audiofile library:         false
    mpeg audio support:        false
    xmms volume adjust plugin: false
audiofile installed
[^] audiofile-0.3.6_1  C library for reading and writing audio files
[^] audiofile-devel-0.3.6_1 C library for reading and writing audio files - development files
[mike@voided normalize-0.7.7]$

I am finding out this has to do with an obsolet file called audiofile-config, and XMMS to is doing the same thing with a file called glib-config

I found this:


but I cannot make heads or tails out of it, it is not working per instructions, then I tried modifying how to get it to work and I still cannot.

I'm trying to set this up for a friends PC/Laptop

if I can get it to work with one then I should be able to get it to work with the other one by the same means. so this is turning into a XMMS and a Normalize question as they both are calling for this *-config file

this file I named glib-config:
contents is
[xxx@voided ~]$ cat glib-config
[mike@voided xmms-1.2.11]$ ./configure GLIB_CONFIG=/home/mike/glib-config
<Ending resultes are this>

checking for glib-config... /home/mike/glib-config
checking for GLIB - version >= 1.2.2... /home/mike/glib-config: line 1: /usr/include/glib-2.0: Is a directory
/home/mike/glib-config: line 1: /usr/include/glib-2.0: Is a directory
/home/mike/glib-config: line 1: /usr/include/glib-2.0: Is a directory
/home/mike/glib-config: line 1: /usr/include/glib-2.0: Is a directory
/home/mike/glib-config: line 1: /usr/include/glib-2.0: Is a directory
*** Could not run GLIB test program, checking why...
*** The test program failed to compile or link. See the file config.log for the
*** exact error that occured. This usually means GLIB was incorrectly installed
*** or that you have moved GLIB since it was installed. In the latter case, you
*** may want to edit the glib-config script: /home/mike/glib-config
configure: error: *** GLIB >= 1.2.2 not installed - please install first ***
[mike@voided xmms-1.2.11]$

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Old 04-11-2016, 09:10 AM   #2
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glib doesn't use "glib-config" anymore. Nor does audiofile, both which use pkg-config. XMMS, is, as far as I know, finished, since it uses old GTK and such. However, I was able to build Normalize-0.7.7 on a modern system:

    audiofile library:         true
    mpeg audio support:        true
    xmms volume adjust plugin: false


Evidently it didn't use glib or gtk, as mine are well beyond what it asks for. Maybe remove glib-config and XMMS altogether? I wrote a simple wrapper script that uses pkg-config for new audiofile that will work.

## Use pkgconfig to emulate the now obsolete 
## file "audiofile-config"

case $1 in
	#pkg-config audiofile --modversion
	# Note that some packages want an old version. You can
	# do that here:
	echo 0.2.2

	pkg-config audiofile --cflags

	pkg-config audiofile --libs
	echo "audiofile-config wrapper for pkg-config audiofile"
	echo "to replace obsolete audiofile-config file."
	echo " Use one of --version, --cflags, or --libs"
	exit 1


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