Re: abiword unstable in testing??
On Sat, 2001-09-15 at 12:30, Karsten M. Self wrote:
> on Thu, Sep 13, 2001 at 06:28:42PM +0000, joe golden
> > Has anyone tried running the debian unstable version of abiword on
> > testing branch. I know this is not recommended, but I need no
> > glitches in output. We have a secretary very used to wysiwyg word
> > processors.
> > If this is workable how do I get and install the package? I am
> > spoiled by the ease of the debian package system.
> You can download the .deb from the Sid/unstable track on a 'testing'
> box. Try installing it via dpkg.
The debian source packages don't build with Gnome support, unlike the
one from Ximian. Compiling with gnome support gets you the lovely gnome
print dialog, and iirc an option for print preview. Having previously
downloaded the latest Abiword (0.9.3) from sourceforge, I just cp'ed the
./debian control files to the source root and gedited the following
lines from the ./debian/rules file (you may also want to retouch
ABI_OPT_BIDI_ENABLED=1 ABI_OPT_GNOME=1 \
UNIX_CAN_BUILD_STATIC=0 ABI_OPT_GNOME=1 install
The beauty of free software: I stole the above lines from the Ximian