On 06/27/2011 08:57 PM, Joe Zeff wrote:
> On 06/27/2011 08:44 PM, JD wrote:
>> Some packages do not want you to run make this way.
>> They require that you create an empty build dir and cd into
>> the build dir and then run
>> and then run make in the build dir.
> Now there's a thought. Was there a README file in the tarball?
Actually the README does state
./configure # run the `configure' script
make # build gedit
But the errors the OP encountered are more than likely caused
by missing dependencies. That is why I alerted the OP about the
list of dependencies.
I had made the comment due to my exposure to other packages' way of
and prior to looking at the README file.
At any rate, creating a build dir outside the source tree and running
the configure and make in the build dir serves to keep the source tree
pristine (if there is such thing
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