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[Bug-gv] forwarded message from Nelson H. F. Beebe

From: jemarch
Subject: [Bug-gv] forwarded message from Nelson H. F. Beebe
Date: Sun, 21 Nov 2004 13:08:40 +0100

--- Begin Message --- Subject: Re: gv-3.6.0 Date: Sat, 20 Nov 2004 15:41:59 -0700 (MST)
There are two problems with the gv-3.6.0 release:

(1) The tar file unbundles into gv instead of gv-3.6.0.  This is in
    violation of GNU standards, and breaks automated scripts such as
    the one that I use to launch simultaneous build attempts in up to
    100 compilation environments on twenty flavors of Unix.

(2) After repackaging to fix (1), I got universal failure on all but
    GNU/Linux on IA-32 because the Xaw3d support is not present, at
    least not in locations that the configure script finds it.  For
    example, modern GNU/Linux distributions have it in
    /usr/X11R6/lib/, but that location is not found by configure in
    several recent packages that I've built.

If you are going to rely on Xaw3d, how about autoconfiguring it in a
subdirectory of gv-x.y.z, so that the horrid Imakefile/xmkmf nightmare
does not have to be dealt with.  gv should then build smoothly

- Nelson H. F. Beebe                    Tel: +1 801 581 5254                  -
- University of Utah                    FAX: +1 801 581 4148                  -
- Department of Mathematics, 110 LCB    Internet e-mail: address@hidden  -
- 155 S 1400 E RM 233                       address@hidden  address@hidden -
- Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0090, USA    URL: http://www.math.utah.edu/~beebe  -

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