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Old 10-05-2005, 04:28 AM   #1
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when compile software from source...


hum.... newbie problem:
problem 1)
say if i have a library call abc5.0, and I found a software with depency abc3.2
what are some normal guildline we need to follow in order to install those software, should we downgrade to abc3.2 first? should we use the ignore option while compiling that software? or delete abc5.0, then install abc3.2 then install 5.0 on top of it?

problem 2)
in order to compile a software, if it has a depency "abc", while installing "abc", it has a depency "xyz", and u go on install "xyz" and it has depency "Xxx" .... the list go on....
as you see the process to compile that software would grow like a tree. would it make sense to ignore those optional depency?

i.e: -software- depency -> "abc" depency (optional) ->xyz, guess can compile abc without extra option (Xxx) would be one of the way to cut the tree-like compile process? (most of the time, -software- won't require extra option from abc anyway....right?)

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Old 10-05-2005, 05:54 AM   #2
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For the first part compiling wont give you an error if you have a newer version than the one required... so if you have abc5.0 and you dependency is abc3.2 it wont matter

For the second part youll prob need all the files in most cases... plus how do you expect to compile the dependency file if you dont fulfil its dependency... its a vicious cycle :P
 
Old 10-05-2005, 06:02 AM   #3
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software,
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say if i have a library call abc5.0, and I found a software with depency abc3.2
what are some normal guildline we need to follow in order to install those software,
you simply have to install the library abc5.0 first then install s/w abc3.2 otherwise this won't work at all,

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n order to compile a software, if it has a depency "abc", while installing "abc", it has a depency "xyz", and u go on install "xyz" and it has depency "Xxx" .... the list go on....
as you see the process to compile that software would grow like a tree. would it make sense to ignore those optional depency?
all the dependency should be solved, in some cases it is possible to work around without solving some of dependency but it will give you less number features as compared to full dependency solved installation.
 
Old 10-05-2005, 01:22 PM   #4
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desheikh, nirav.jani, thank you for ur time.

now i understand why so many distros come with package management heheheh, building a complex s/w from source sure takes a lot of time :P
 
  


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