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Re: guile-1.9.11 install problem

From: Jose A. Ortega Ruiz
Subject: Re: guile-1.9.11 install problem
Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2010 15:22:13 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

On Tue, Aug 31 2010, Shenli Zhu wrote:

> Hi all,
> I tried to install guile-1.9.11 on Ubuntu 10.04 and get an error:
> ==Error Begin==
> checking for BDW_GC... configure: error: Package requirements (bdw-gc) were 
> not met:
> No package 'bdw-gc' found
> Consider adjusting the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable if you
> installed software in a non-standard prefix.
> Alternatively, you may set the environment variables BDW_GC_CFLAGS
> and BDW_GC_LIBS to avoid the need to call pkg-config.
> See the pkg-config man page for more details.
> ==Error End==
> I tried two approachs, both failed (not generate *.pc file)
> 1. install package libgc-dev and libgc1c2 from Ubuntu repository.
> 2. install tarball from BDW hp site.
> Any suggestion to work around the it?

You can tell configure where BDW is located by setting the above
mentioned environment variables. With libgc-dev installed from a deb, i
routinely do (in a bash prompt):

  $ BDW_GC_CFLAGS=-L/usr/lib BDW_GC_LIBS=-lgc ./configure

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