wv (the program formerly known as mswordview)
I've been trying to compile and install the wv library. This is the
most current version of a project formerly known as mswordview---a
set of conversion utilities for MS Word documents. Mswordview is
packaged for potato and for woody but in a relatively old version
which handles only MS Word 8 files. The thing about its successor wv
(I downloaded version 0.5.44 from the home page) is that it also
converts Word 6,7,8 and 9 files---a big step forward clearly. It
converts to HTML and to LaTeX. I would really love to have a better
solution to the dreaded Word attachments than catdoc or word2x.
I'm having trouble compiling the program though (on an up-to-date
potato system with a 2.2.15 kernel). The problem seems to be one of
missing (or older) libraries. Running the configure script yields
configure: warning: Could not find gdwmf library or some of its
components: libwv *will* build but will not have wmf to png support:
configure: warning: Could not find ttf library or some of its
components: libwv *will* build but will not have text in its wmf to
png support: see README
configure: warning: Could not find xpm library or some of its
components: libwv *will* build but will not have full wmf to png
support: see README
The program compiles and installs without complaint following these
warnings, but produces a segmentation fault when called.
I have the libwmf(-dev), freetype2(-dev), libpng2(-dev), xpm4g(-dev)
libraries installed, as well as ImageMagick.
Has anyone else tried to compile this program? Any advice to offer?
Thanks very much,