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Old 05-13-2003, 08:06 PM   #1
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Hi guys...

just a little rant about the product above :)

Trying to install it on a Slack 9 box, succesfully
installed the reqired libs, but that piece of sh*t
keeps looking for .o files in directories where it
didn't create them ... :/

Did those guys ever test their install-procedure?

I finally worked my way around their makefile(s)
but man it's annoying :D

Old 05-14-2003, 02:50 AM   #2
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yah it does suck in a lot of places, but it does work, which is more than can be said for gtk2-perl, which is still only very experimental, almost 1 year into gtk2's stable life...
Old 05-14-2003, 12:39 PM   #3
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Tinkster, can you send me your Makefile, i tried to install gtk-perl and hacked on the makefile a little bit, but i couln't get it to compile.
Old 05-19-2003, 10:57 PM   #4
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Well...I'm using slack 9 as well and it didn't require any mucking around in the makefile...really. I solved the imlib and gnome-conf things by downloading them from the "gnome" folder under slack 8.1 (from any of the many servers). then i ran "perl Makefile.PL", it generated the makefile, so I ran "make" and it failed (of course) but the solution is so easy. It dumps all of the files it's looking for into the gtk-perl/gtk directory (because it's failing to build gtk). Therefore, just move all of the .o files to the gtk-perl/gtk/xs directory. There are two (PerlGtkExt.o and GtkDefs.o) that have to be put into the /gtk-perl/gtk/build directory. Then run the gtk-perl/makefile again...

See. Easy file manipulation...

edit: yeah, just for clarification: those libraries you have to solve are: imlib and then gnome-libs. I'm not sure if it's consequential, but I had libxml installed as well (that's in the source/l directory on the FTPs.

another edit: THIS HAPPENS for ALL of the source directories under the gtk-perl directory (all directories except blib and tools, I think). Therefore, it may be more efficient just to copy all of the contents of all of the xs and build folders into the folder just above them and then symlinking an xs and a build directory to that directory. I hope that makes sense...I'm kinda delusional.

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