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Old 07-30-2015, 11:21 AM   #1
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Weird errors compiling GIMP.


I got tired of every graphical application on my computer needing a different version of libpng, so I went ahead and downloaded and compiled the newest (1.6.17) and wiped out the others. Now, I'm in the process of recompiling everything that uses libpng. I started with gdk-pixbuf, and then I did cairo, then pango, and finally I did gtk-2.0.

I'm at the point of recompiling The GIMP. Before I did the libpng upgrade, it compiled fine. Now, I get the following errors during ./configure.

Code:
configure:17628: gcc -o conftest -g -O2 -Wall -Wdeclaration-after-statement -Wmissing-prototypes -Werror=missing-prototypes -W
strict-prototypes -Wmissing-declarations -Winit-self -Wpointer-arith -Wold-style-definition -Wmissing-format-attribute -Wforma
t-security  -fno-common -fdiagnostics-show-option      conftest.c   >&5
In file included from /usr/local/include/gtk-2.0/gdk/gdkapplaunchcontext.h:31:0,
                 from /usr/local/include/gtk-2.0/gdk/gdk.h:32,
                 from /usr/local/include/gtk-2.0/gtk/gtk.h:32,
                 from conftest.c:47:
/usr/local/include/gtk-2.0/gdk/gdkscreen.h:56:3: error: expected specifier-qualifier-list before 'cairo'
/usr/local/include/gtk-2.0/gdk/gdkscreen.h:120:15: warning: type defaults to 'int' in declaration of 'cairo' [-Wimplicit-int]
/usr/local/include/gtk-2.0/gdk/gdkscreen.h:120:20: error: expected ';', ',' or ')' before '/' token
/usr/local/include/gtk-2.0/gdk/gdkscreen.h:121:12: error: expected '=', ',', ';', 'asm' or '__attribute__' before '/' token
In file included from /usr/local/include/gtk-2.0/gdk/gdk.h:33:0,
                 from /usr/local/include/gtk-2.0/gtk/gtk.h:32,
                 from conftest.c:47:
/usr/local/include/gtk-2.0/gdk/gdkcairo.h:33:6: error: expected '=', ',', ';', 'asm' or '__attribute__' before '/' token
/usr/local/include/gtk-2.0/gdk/gdkcairo.h:34:19: error: expected '=', ',', ';', 'asm' or '__attribute__' before '/' token
/usr/local/include/gtk-2.0/gdk/gdkcairo.h:37:19: error: expected '=', ',', ';', 'asm' or '__attribute__' before '/' token
/usr/local/include/gtk-2.0/gdk/gdkcairo.h:39:19: error: expected '=', ',', ';', 'asm' or '__attribute__' before '/' token
/usr/local/include/gtk-2.0/gdk/gdkcairo.h:43:19: error: expected '=', ',', ';', 'asm' or '__attribute__' before '/' token
/usr/local/include/gtk-2.0/gdk/gdkcairo.h:47:19: error: expected '=', ',', ';', 'asm' or '__attribute__' before '/' token
/usr/local/include/gtk-2.0/gdk/gdkcairo.h:52:19: error: expected '=', ',', ';', 'asm' or '__attribute__' before '/' token
/usr/local/include/gtk-2.0/gdk/gdkcairo.h:54:19: error: expected '=', ',', ';', 'asm' or '__attribute__' before '/' token
In file included from /usr/local/include/gtk-2.0/gdk/gdk.h:39:0,
                 from /usr/local/include/gtk-2.0/gtk/gtk.h:32,
                 from conftest.c:47:
/usr/local/include/gtk-2.0/gdk/gdkdrawable.h:201:3: error: expected specifier-qualifier-list before 'cairo'
In file included from /usr/local/include/gtk-2.0/gdk/gdktestutils.h:28:0,
                 from /usr/local/include/gtk-2.0/gdk/gdk.h:56,
                 from /usr/local/include/gtk-2.0/gtk/gtk.h:32,
                 from conftest.c:47:
/usr/local/include/gtk-2.0/gdk/gdkwindow.h:545:6: error: expected '=', ',', ';', 'asm' or '__attribute__' before '/' token
/usr/local/include/gtk-2.0/gdk/gdkwindow.h:629:6: error: expected '=', ',', ';', 'asm' or '__attribute__' before '/' token
In file included from /usr/local/include/gtk-2.0/gtk/gtk.h:234:0,
                 from conftest.c:47:
/usr/local/include/gtk-2.0/gtk/gtkitemfactory.h:47:1: warning: function declaration isn't a prototype [-Wstrict-prototypes]
conftest.c:51:1: warning: function declaration isn't a prototype [-Wstrict-prototypes]
conftest.c: In function 'main':
conftest.c:51:1: warning: old-style function definition [-Wold-style-definition]
configure:17628: $? = 1
configure: failed program was:
| /* confdefs.h */
| #define PACKAGE_NAME "GIMP"
| #define PACKAGE_TARNAME "gimp"
| #define PACKAGE_VERSION "2.8.2"
| #define PACKAGE_STRING "GIMP 2.8.2"
...
Now, since I just recompiled and reinstalled gdk-pixbuf and gtk-2.0 without any errors, I'm not sure why it's complaining about gdk code. I've looked this up on DuckDuckGo, but all I find are real programming solutions, and I'm not about to go into the source code and start reprogramming a program that compiled just fine on this machine only a few days ago.

BTW, this is Slackware 14.0 with source code for GIMP 2.8.2, which is the one SW 14 comes with.

Any help would be appreciated. Thank you!
 
Old 07-30-2015, 01:45 PM   #2
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The code that is failing, conftest, is a short program used to test your configure parameters. My guess is you need to supply some arguments to ./configure.
 
Old 07-31-2015, 01:24 PM   #3
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Quote:
on my computer needing a different version of libpng,
this WILL!!! require YOU!!! to hack the source code of EVERY older program that uses libpng12 and 13 and 14
to upgrade the code to that of libpng16

-there is a REASON you have a libpng 14 and 16 ( and maybe 13 /12)

you DO have at lease two libpng.pc files ? /usr/lib64/pkgconf/libpng16.pc
right ?
one for 16 and one for 14
then a simlink to the SYSTEM default that IS ALSO the default header used ?
( you have libpng14 and 16 headers ALSO )


also "GIMP 2.8.2" is OLD !!!
the current is 2.8.14

2.8.2 is from - 23-Aug-2012
http://download.gimp.org/pub/gimp/v2.8/

build the CURRENT version 2.8.14

Last edited by John VV; 07-31-2015 at 01:25 PM.
 
Old 07-31-2015, 09:23 PM   #4
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I was once again able to solve my own problem.

When I moved on to recompile Qt4 it gave me similar - but slightly different - errors. I compared them directly and noticed that they were all referring somehow to cairo. So, I recompiled cairo, but this time I used the actual SlackBuild source code from my installation CD instead of the newer version that I had downloaded from the cairo web site.

I recompiled pango, then I recompiled gtk+, and now The GIMP configures just fine.

Thanks for all the help!
 
Old 08-01-2015, 01:00 PM   #5
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well ....
have "fun" trying to keep up to date with SECURITY updates

using known old and not supported code is never a good idea


if you want to get rid of the libpng 13,14 issues
then HACK the current software to use the current libpng16

ps
the curent gimp 2.8.14 already is using libpng 16
your OLD version 2.8.2 is NOT

Last edited by John VV; 08-01-2015 at 01:01 PM.
 
  


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