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Old 07-07-2008, 07:40 AM   #1
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Compiling Ekiga on Slack 12.1

I'm getting this error when running configure

configure: error: conditional "HAVE_GNOME_DOC_UTILS" was never defined.
Usually this means the macro was only invoked conditionally.

I'm using these options for configure
./configure --disable-gnome --with-pwlib-dir=/usr/local --with-opal-dir=/usr/local --disable-avahi --disable-doc --disable-scrollkeeper

Anybody have any ideas how to get this thing compile?
Anybody compiled Ekiga successfully on Slackware 12.1?

What SIP app are you using with Slack 12.1?
Old 07-07-2008, 08:07 AM   #2
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I'm on Gentoo and had a look at the build-logs for ekiga.
The relevant difference here seems to be the:
which is not shown when you run ./configure --help
This is how it got configured for my system - of course I have Gnome and want this dependency...
./configure --prefix=/usr --host=i686-pc-linux-gnu --mandir=/usr/share/man --infodir=/usr/share/info --datadir=/usr/share --sysconfdir=/etc --localstatedir=/var/lib --enable-dbus --enable-sdl --enable-avahi --disable-doc --enable-gnome --disable-scrollkeeper --disable-gtk-doc --build=i686-pc-linux-gnu
Old 07-07-2008, 08:40 AM   #3
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There is a SlackBuild for this :

Slackovado - if you are not aware of SlackBuilds then you should be. Look into them...
Old 07-07-2008, 10:04 AM   #4
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Or else, ready packages (SlackBuild scripts included) for ekiga plus the dependencies opal & pwlib here:


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I just compiled the version and it's working perfectly!
Old 07-08-2008, 10:34 AM   #6
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Ok, thanks everyone.
I did compile using the slackbuild and it worked.
I like compiling my own and it usually works fine except when something is broken at the source like Ekiga.
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Does anyone have a good sip/voip provider they use?


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