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Re: wxWindows + building from source in Debian

On Mon, 2003-10-20 at 07:06, Dave Howorth wrote:
> dpkg-checkbuilddeps: Unmet build dependencies: libgtk1.2-dev, python 
> (>=2.3), python2.3-dev, libpng2-dev, libtiff3g-dev, xlibmesa-gl-dev | 
> libgl-dev, xlibmesa-glu-dev | libglu-dev, libesd0-dev
> dpkg-buildpackage: Build dependencies/conflicts unsatisfied; aborting.
> Which leaves me with a general question and a specific one.
> The general question is why the dependencies weren't picked up when I 
> did the apt-get source?  And is there in principle a general way to 
> resolve them or do I have to apt-get them all individually.

apt-get build-dep <packagename>

> The specific question is why these particular dependencies are arising. 
> It's asking for python but I didn't ask for the Python interface 
> (libwxgtk2.4-python) [and it wants a version of Python I don't have 
> since I'm on Woody] and it's asking for GL support though GL support is 
> an optional feature of wxWindows that I don't believe is needed by the 
> application I actually want to use (it's a feature of the python 
> interface, though).  So I'd like to eliminate the need for those 
> dependencies rather than upgrade python and who knows what else.

The reason is that all of those wxwindows packages come from the same
source package. Why exactly did you decide that you needed to compile
the whole thing again?


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