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Re: troubles building amaya for Linux-ppc

From: Steve Pothier <pothiers@aries.tucson.saic.com>
Date: Fri, 11 May 2001 10:19:01 -0400 (EDT)
Message-Id: <200105111419.f4BEJmI26139@payson.tucson.saic.com>
To: Irene.Vatton@inrialpes.fr
Cc: www-amaya@w3.org

Yes, I did read that section.  However, we install packages in an area
that is cross mounted to lots of different architectures.  One
implication is that we put the source in one place and install the
results of the build somewhere else (using the --prefix and
--exec-prefix options on configure).

But, just to make sure, I tried going to the source tree and doing
what the web page says:
           cd /swl/tmp/Thot/Amaya
	   mkdir Linux-2.2-ppc
	   cd Linux-2.2-ppc
	   ../configure

I get what sounds like an error from config:
"Nor Amaya nor Thot package found, get the corresponding archive"

As expected, when I run make with the above config I get:
  make[1]: *** [libThotEditor.a] Error 1

The prerequisite listed on the web page don't say anything about
needing to install thot first. And, they don't say anything about how
to point to thot if it is installed.  

-sp-


   Date: Fri, 11 May 2001 10:20:06 +0200
   From: Irene Vatton <Irene.Vatton@inrialpes.fr>
   Cc: www-amaya@w3.org

   > I'm trying to build amaya on a Linux ppc and am experiencing
   > difficulties.
   > 
   > First I tried:
   > 
   >    mkdir -p /swl/amaya-4.3.2/Linux-2.2-ppc
   >    ./configure --prefix=/swl/amaya-4.3.2 --exec-prefix=/swl/amaya-4.3.2/Linux-2.2-ppc
   >    make all

   As explained in http://www.w3.org/Amaya/User/Autoconf.html due to 
   configuration files (like unix-thot.rc) needed by Amaya compilers you have to 
   build the application in a subdirectory of the Amaya hierarchy
	   mkdir Linux-2.2-ppc
	   cd Linux-2.2-ppc
	   ../configure

   > 
   > FAILED in
   > make[1]: Entering directory `/swl/tmp/Amaya/annotlib'
   > System wide unix-thot.rc not found at /swl/tmp/config/unix-thot.rc
   > External structure HTML
   > System wide unix-thot.rc not found at /swl/tmp/config/unix-thot.rc
   > WARNING: cannot open file en-libdialogue
   > ...
   > 
   > 
   > 
   > I assumed this meant I needed to install thot. The thot (2.1e) INSTALL
   > file indicates that amaya and the thoteditor should be extracted into
   > the thot (library) source tree.  Did that and tried building thot
   > (which the INSTALL says will build amaya and thoteditor).   This
   > failed in lots of places but that's I guess I need to talk to the thot
   > people about that.
   > 
   > At this point I'm considering giving up on getting a new Amaya working
   > on Linux-ppc and using it on a different architecture.  (Where it is
   > very impressive, I might add!)
   > 
   > -sp-
   > 
   > 
   > 
   > 
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