Gnome

Dennis J Perkins dperkins at frii.com
Wed Dec 28 10:55:15 PST 2005


On Wed, 2005-12-28 at 18:45 +0000, Ken Moffat wrote:
> On Wed, 28 Dec 2005, Dennis J Perkins wrote:
> 
> > That did not help either.  Here is what I see when it fails.
> >
> > mkdir .libs
> > grep: /usr/lib/libexpat.la: No such file or directory.
> > /bin/sed: can't read /usr/lib/libexpat.la:  No such file or directory
> > libtool: link: `\usr/lib/libexpat.la' is not a valid libtool archive.
> > make[4]: *** [libdom.la] Error 1
> >
>   Ah.  I've seen somewhat related problems (default to lib64 to find 
> 32-bit la files) when actually building libraries multilib (that is, as 
> both 32 and 64).
>   First question - have you installed a 32-bit version of a library after 
> the 64-bit version ?  I'm thinking particularly of freetype-config [ I 
> move my 32-bit version to freetype-config-32 and pass 
> --with-freetype-config=wherever (e.g. for fontconfig).
> 
I don't think so.  I can recompile to make sure.

>   Ryan's cross-lfs scripts use varieties of wrapping, e.g. a script to 
> decide if your environment is set for 32 or 64, and call the correct 
> version of the program - you then symlink this wrapper as e.g. 
> freetype-config.  You still have to determine which programs need this 
> special action, and rename them before they are overwritten.
> 
>   So far, I'm aware of freetype-config, pkg-config, pango-querymodules 
> (32-bit pango is very messy in multilib, I haven't fully tamed it).

I'm not sure if I want to build 32-bit libraries for Gnome.  I think all
of my Gnome programs will be 64-bit.

>   Second question - are all your 32-bit libraries in lib, and all the 
> 64-bit in lib64 ?  If you aren't sure, run 'file' on something from each 
> blfs package to confirm it is as you expected.

I checked, and a few 64-bit libraries are in /lusr/lib.  I'll fix that.

>   Third question - is PKG_CONFIG_PATH set correctly for 64-bit packages 
> (e.g. PKG_CONFIG_PATH=/usr/lib64/pkgconfig:/usr/X11R6/lib64/pkgconfig) ?

This matches my setting.




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