Date: Sat Nov 02 2002 - 18:18:45 EST
Thanks for your advice on this one, and that from the other folk. I dutifully
downloaded the tarball and installed as per the instructions on the Abiword
site. No dice. All it installed were the two symlinks in /usr/local/bin - no
Abisuite directory at all!
I inspected the output and the things that appeared problematical were:
1 It claimed not to be able to find libpng, which was needed to compile
Abiword (it then went on to apparently compile!). I have the following in
- libpng.so - symlink to libpng12.so.0.1.2.4
- libpng.so.2 - symlink to libpng.so.126.96.36.199
- libpng.so.3 - symlink to libpng.so.188.8.131.52
- libpng.12.so - symlink to libpng12.so.0
- libpng.12.so.0 - symlink to libpng12.so.0.1.2.4
I think actually my setup is not right as programs often complain about
incompaticble libpng but it does not seem to stop them working - until now!
Perhaps someone would be kind enough to advise me on this.
2 It kept saying 'unknown library 'gal'' and 'unknown library 'print'' , then
'gnome-vfs-config : Command not found'.
3 It finished up with 'make: *** [install] Error 2'
Can anyone shed light on this for me please?
From F J Franklin <F.J.Franklin@sheffield.ac.uk> on Thu, 31 Oct 2002 12:01:14
> On Thu, 31 Oct 2002 John@Kungfu-tse.net wrote:
> > I do not quite understand what is happening here. Am I to believe that
> > no-one using Abiword can load pictures, or is it just Bernard Lambey
> > and me? If the latter, how does a bug affect just the two of us? It
> > would seem that the libpng problem is not the source of this trouble.
> > So what is?
> Not sure what the details of the bug are, but...
> If it's a JPEG-import problem then either jpeg support wasn't enabled in
> the build (which is possible but not very likely) or the JPEG images are
> not supported by libjpeg or our use of it (which happens, I think).
> If you have the AbiGdkPixbuf plug-in then perhaps that will have better
> luck - you will probably need to specify it in the file import dialog box.
> The ImageMagick plugin is another possibility.
> If AbiWord's image handling is completely fscked then that suggests a
> problem with libpng, probably because whoever build AbiWord did so using a
> version of libpng incompatible with the one your system has.
> Using pre-built binaries always caries this risk. Often the surest way to
> make sure the software works as it should, is to build it yourself. Get
> the 1.0.3 source tar-ball or the latest source from the AbiSuite CVS
> STABLE tree (ask us for help with that; not sure there's any
> documentation on that) and give it a shot...
> Francis James Franklin
> `Medium atomic weights are available: Gold, Lead, Copper, Jet, Diamond,
> Radium, Sapphire, Silver and Steel.
> `Sapphire and Steel have been assigned...'
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