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Old 04-01-2009, 12:31 AM   #1
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xchat build error


that apparently deserves 80,700 pages on google.

i get a "fe-gtk" error. i guess its the "front end" of "gtk+"

its funny, ive gone over my gtk up and down. so then i get the bright idea of using ./configure --help to just disable the error.

then.....

it says my dbus is broken???????

its like excuse me i went through ALOT to ensure that my dbus was NOT broken. like alot alot. now i am at a loss. i would like xchat because its more convenient for me to use than irssi. but i am not going to break my system in the name of poor coding practices on xchats part.

i tryed the latest 2.8.6 and i also tryed 2.6.0 to make sure it wasnt a freak error. any ideas anyone?
 
Old 04-01-2009, 02:16 AM   #2
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Well, since you didn't provide the actual error that I presume you received from make, it's difficult to help. You could try executing this
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sed -i "s/GtkType/GType/g" src/fe-gtk/xtext.h
before trying to configure and build XChat. If that doesn't work, you could try fixing your D-Bus service. You could also fix the XChat code and send them a patch if you think they have poor coding practices.
 
Old 04-01-2009, 01:11 PM   #3
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i got the dbus errors to go away, but still cannot get around the fe-gtk errors. one of the google pages said they had poor coding practices. on the end of "configure" it says "type make and pray"
 
Old 04-01-2009, 07:20 PM   #4
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Did you try the sed I mentioned in my previous post? Lots of packages say type make and pray or something similar; it's (kind of) a joke. Why don't you post the actual error message you get along with 20-30 lines of output before it if the sed doesn't work. We really can't help you with your problem if we don't know what the problem is.
 
Old 04-02-2009, 07:41 PM   #5
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sed -i 's/GtkType/GType/' src/fe-gtk/xtext.{c,h}
is what fixed my error. i should of been quick to execute your random command on my LFS box =)
 
  


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