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Re: [Chicken-users] imlib2 egg without X

From: Ashish Shrestha
Subject: Re: [Chicken-users] imlib2 egg without X
Date: Thu, 18 May 2006 09:25:11 +0100

Hi Peter,

Well, I am using gentoo on my old pII box. My earlier version had X but since I was running out of space and this box is literally lying in a corner serving web pages, I got rid of X. Then reinstalled imlib2 using:
  USE="-X -gif -tiff" emerge imlib2

It went throught without an error. Does it work? I don't know. If there is something you want me to try to verify it just let me know.

I have installed epeg and the corresponding egg too. Haven't tried it out yet. That should be good enough for my need right now, but I wanted to know if imlib2 could be installed egg could be installed too as it supports png :)

Not related but have you thought of adding an egg for libexif? Trying to make up my mind wether I should 'relearn' C or just write an exif library in scheme. My C experience is limited to Turbo C and some embedded C for Texas Instrument's DSP chips in school four years ago.


On 5/18/06, Peter Bex <address@hidden> wrote:
On Thu, May 18, 2006 at 06:51:42AM +0100, Ashish Shrestha wrote:
> Hi,
> I am not a C programmer so need a little help installing the imlib2
> egg on a system without X. I have installed imlib2 without X
> installed. However, imlib2 egg relies on X. Can it be installed
> without X? If so what do I need to do? Again, I already have imlib2
> installed without X.

From :
``Imlib 2 can run without a display, so it can be easily used for background
image processing for web sites or servers - it only requires the X libraries
to be installed - that is all - it does not require an XServer to run unless
you wish to display images.''

I wonder how you managed to install imlib2 without X in the first place.
Is this information outdated?

Assuming for the moment it is possible, I'm not sure how we can support the
features of an X-enabled imlib2 conditionally.  (I don't want to cripple
the imlib2 egg so that people can use it without X but those who use X can't
make full use of it)  I don't think chicken-setup has a way to provide
options to the egg.  Felix?

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