Re: Debian [potato/slink] equivalent of RH packages for building Mozilla
>>>>> "Sudhakar" == Sudhakar Chandrasekharan <email@example.com> writes:
Sudhakar> I was poking around the Mozilla site when I came across
Sudhakar> http://www.mozilla.org/build/unix.html which are the
Sudhakar> instructions for building Mozilla. The gtk+ packages
Sudhakar> listed there are all in rpm format. I did a bit of
Sudhakar> research and came up with the following list of
Sudhakar> equivalent Debian packages. Could some knowledgable
Sudhakar> soul tell me if this list is correct?
This is almost right, but not right for your aims.
Since you want to compile Mozilla, you will need the newest GTK+ and
GLib packages, version 1.1. These are only in our "frozen" and
"unstable" distributions, codenamed "slink" and "potato",
potato has GTK+ and GLib 1.1.6 packages now, and soon will have 1.1.9
packages (when they are moved out of the Incoming queue).
Sudhakar> 1. If glib.rpm = libglib.deb, shouldn't glib-devel.rpm
Sudhakar> be = to glib-dev.deb ?
Well, not in the stable release of Debian; in the stable release,
GLib was bundled with libgtk.
Sudhakar> 2. What is the difference between gtk+ and glib? Why
Sudhakar> does RH provide seperate -devel.rpm for both while
Sudhakar> Debian seems to have one -dev.deb which seems to provide
GTK+ is a graphics toolkit. GLib is a general library of C routines
for common needs such as lists and hash tables.
Debian used to provide one -dev deb for both because they used to
both be shipped together upstream.
Sudhakar> 3. The build instructions page says that version 1.1.5
Sudhakar> or higher of gtk+ and glib is required. Would the
Sudhakar> Debian equivalent be in potato?
Yes. 1.1.6 is in potato now. You want:
I will mail the Mozilla folks and provide them links to the libgtk1.1
Debian packages for their web page.
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