Re: [firstname.lastname@example.org: Requesting help building lyx]
On Fri, Aug 31, 2001 at 01:24:11AM +0100, James Troup wrote:
> Jules Bean <email@example.com> 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.
Bugger. And, thanks!
I'll have to try to understand the nature of the build-depends on
nowebm. I don't think it's 'essential', maybe we can do without it.
How did 1.1.4 get built? Was that before I added build-depends?
That's more evidence that the dependency isn't essential.