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Re: Debian [potato/slink] equivalent of RH packages for building Mozilla

Sudhakar Chandrasekharan wrote:
> I was poking around the Mozilla site when I came across
> http://www.mozilla.org/build/unix.html which are the instructions for
> building Mozilla.  The gtk+ packages listed there are all in rpm
> format.  I did a bit of research and came up with the following list of
> equivalent Debian packages.  Could some knowledgable soul tell me if
> this list is correct?
> RH		Debian
> ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> glib-devel	libgtk-dev

 I guess you didn't mean libgtk but libglib-dev

> glib		libglib
> gtk+		libgtk
> gtk+-devel	libgtk-dev

>From a technical pov and just looking at the pkg names, this looks
appropriate.  But you have to check if you want to have libgtk1.1.x
or libgtk1.0.x on Debian.

> 1. If glib.rpm = libglib.deb, shouldn't glib-devel.rpm be = to
> glib-dev.deb ?


> 2. What is the difference between gtk+ and glib?  Why does RH provide
> seperate -devel.rpm for both while Debian seems to have one -dev.deb
> which seems to provide both?

Hmm.  The glib has lower level routines than gtk.  Gtk contains widgets
while glib contains basic routines.  Please check out http://www.gtk.org/

> 3. The build instructions page says that version 1.1.5 or higher of gtk+
> and glib is required.  Would the Debian equivalent be in potato?

Both slink and potato contain some gtk 1.1.x versions.



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