Re: [email@example.com: Requesting help building lyx]
Jules Bean <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> LyX is contrib, but the non-free library it depends upon,
> libforms0.89, is up-to-date on m68k and powerpc, AFAICS, so that
> should be OK.
> Trying to access the build logs doesn't bring up anything, so I assume
> a build hasn't been attempted?
> The packages has been successfully autobuilt on sparc and alpha, so it
> must be basically buildable ;)
No, the problem is a lovely little build-dependency chain of despair:
lyx -> nowebm -> icon
Icon has some assembly language core so can only be recompiled
(without further work) on i386, alpha and sparc. Soooo... if you
want lyx to be recompiled on any but those 3 architectures, you
realistically need to get rid of the nowebm build-dependency in some
way. Could you not run nowebm yourself and include it's output in the
source package, perhaps? I _believe_ this is what AJ did for ifupdown
to avoid this problem, but my memory may be playing tricks on me.
 powerpc has an older version of icon but newer versions appear to
have dropped the support for it.
 Okay, there are other ways, but none of them are particularly
appealing; i.e. fix nowebm not to use icon (hah) or convince
someone to write the requiste assembler for the other 9
architectures (double hah).