Discussion about a new BLFS release

Robert Xu robxu9 at gmail.com
Mon Nov 22 11:00:09 PST 2010

On Mon, Nov 22, 2010 at 12:45, DJ Lucas <dj at linuxfromscratch.org> wrote:
> "Robert Xu" <robxu9 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>On Mon, Nov 22, 2010 at 02:13, DJ Lucas <dj at linuxfromscratch.org>
>>> On 11/21/2010 06:53 PM, Randy McMurchy wrote:
>>>> DJ Lucas wrote these words on 11/21/10 17:52 CST:
>>>>> I'm using 20101117 version. Might be pushing it a bit, but I'm sure
>>>>> wind up rebuilding anyway at some point. Next question is whether I
>>>>> should revisit the update to Xorg-7.6. I think I'm going to go
>>ahead and
>>>>> push forward with it. A lot of people have been building against
>>>>> already with only one issue to speak of.
>>>> I can say that what we have in the book right now (pixman must be
>>>> to support the version of Cairo I am going to update to) works
>>great. If
>>>> you want to update, great. I'm ready to seriously think about a
>>>> (without KDE), so do what you feel is best.
>>> Actually, I was really wanting to get Trinity into the release, but I
>>> haven't used KDE in a *long* time. Might take me a bit to catch my
>>> bearings, but I imagine I could have my first build done by Tuesday
>>> Wednesday evening. I don't expect the Xorg update to be too invasive.
>>> I'm also not expecting that Trinity will be all that different from
>>> KDE-3.5 as far as explanatory and descriptive text is concerned. At
>>> worst case, I can start on it. If it is not done by time for package
>>> freeze, then we can simply remove the entire section temporarily (as
>>> KDE, in its current state, does not build I'm told).
>>Nope. It does not.
>>FYI I have dependencies for a minimal Trinity in this order:
>>- tqtinterface
>>- arts
>>- kdelibs
>>- kdebase
>>- kdebindings
>>and then whatever you want after that.
>>As I mentioned before, you need autoconf 2.63 or lower to generate the
>>configure files... A real pain.
>>cp -Rp <path to your system's libtool.m4 file> admin/libtool.m4.in
>>cp -Rp <path to your system's ltmain.sh file> admin/ltmain.sh
>>make -f admin/Makefile.common
>>Someone is working on a cmake version, but it's not done yet.
>>I'm thinking, could we make like a temporary autoconf 2.63 installation
>>in /opt?
> Overkill IMO, but doable.  I'd rather just regenerate the files and distribute, though it would be cool to show how to use a local copy.  Also, what is wrong that newer autoconf can't do the job?

Just doesn't work.
It'll generate, all right, but then it'll spit out a very bad Makefile
that won't compile the sources.

later, Robert Xu

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