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Re: [jules@jellybean.co.uk: Requesting help building lyx]

On Fri, Aug 31, 2001 at 01:24:11AM +0100, James Troup wrote:
> Jules Bean <jules@jellybean.co.uk> 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[1].  Soooo... if you
> want lyx to be recompiled on any but those 3 architectures[2], 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.


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