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The utter impossibility of building a devel version RPM

From: Han-Wen Nienhuys
Subject: The utter impossibility of building a devel version RPM
Date: Fri, 1 Mar 2002 23:45:36 +0100

address@hidden writes:
> All in all, I've never seen such a tricky 1.4 mb source package in my 
> life :) Lilypond documentation takes a lot longer for me to build 
> (unsuccessfully) than the linux kernel does (successfully).


>  From the install page:
>  > For compilation on a Red Hat system you need these packages, in
>  >addition to the those needed for running:
>  >glibc-devel, gcc-c++, libstdc++-devel, guile-devel, flex,
>  >bison, texinfo, tetex-devel, groff, libgr-progs.
> Is libgr-progs still necessary? Or does Lilypond work equally well with 
> netpbm and netpbm-progs? That seems to be the case (it looks like the 
> only library lost from libgr and libgr-progs to netpbm and netpbm-progs 
> is librle.so.1).

> I haven't seen a tetex-devel package in ages, BTW. Tetex-devel seems to 
> all have been incorporated either into the tetex distribution itself or 
> into some of the packages usually installed along with tetex.

Ok, fixed. Thx.

> pktrace seems to be mandatory, not optional, for making the build

Yes, I changed this quite recently, so people can always get the
latest Type1 fonts for building PDFs.

Remove MAKE_PFA_FILES=1 if you want the build to succeed (it will also
be a lot faster). We'll have to look at how to handle the parmesan
file in a better way.


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