Re: wxWindows + building from source in Debian
I need wxWindows to be able to build a
specific non-Debian application. wxWindows is not supported on Woody,
which is what I run. Hence, I need to compile it.
Mark Roach replied:
That being the case, you could just grab the backport from this source
deb http://www.arrakis.es/~frigola/pyslsk woody/
Thanks for that suggestion, Mark. I tried it yesterday but it failed.
With the benefit of a night's sleep I can now see why. The backport was
made for use with an application that uses the python interface, so the
binary package and -python backports are available but not the -dev or
-headers. Sadly, I want to build a C++ application :(
Luckily, Roberto Sanchez had already said:
> I've been thinking about it, and in your case it iw probably easier
> build it from upstream and install it in /usr/local/. Later, when
> 2.4 makes it into stable, you can just install those packages and then
> remove your upstream libraries.
I'll try this approach now. Thanks, Roberto.