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Re: PrjectCenter (and Gorm) ask for old gnustep-base library in FreeBSD


From: Fred Kiefer
Subject: Re: PrjectCenter (and Gorm) ask for old gnustep-base library in FreeBSD 11.1
Date: Wed, 15 Nov 2017 22:57:38 +0100


> Am 09.11.2017 um 08:16 schrieb David Chisnall <address@hidden>:
> 
> On 9 Nov 2017, at 02:07, Edwin Ancaer <address@hidden> wrote:
>> 
>> Well, I think it is important to have a standard setup when asking for help 
>> on the maillist.
>> J will do   a reinstall this weekend, and then use pkg install for all my 
>> installations.
>> 
>> For this cenon package, I don't mind giving it a try. Is it ok if I install 
>> 10.4?
>> And then I do pkg install xenon?
> 
> We’re currently not building packages for cenon on 10, because the build 
> fails to install a nib file (which seems to be present in the source tarball, 
> so no idea why not).  The same build works fine on 11.
> 
>> I'm currently on 11.1, and indeed, the package is installed, but the program 
>> is not working (on my non-standard installation):
>> address@hidden ~]$ openapp Cenon
>> 2017-11-09 02:59:10.141 Cenon[4708:100117] styleoffsets ... guessing offsets
>> 2017-11-09 02:59:10.145 Cenon[4708:100117] styleoffsets ... guessing offsets
>> 2017-11-09 02:59:10.260 Cenon[4708:100117] Unsupported... This is an XCode 5 
>> XIB file.
>> 2017-11-09 02:59:10.277 Cenon[4708:100117] Could not instantiate Xib 
>> unarchiver/Unable to parse Xib.
>> 2017-11-09 02:59:10.281 Cenon[4708:100117] Failed to load Xib
>> 2017-11-09 02:59:10.288 Cenon[4708:100117] Unsupported... This is an XCode 5 
>> XIB file.
>> 2017-11-09 02:59:10.304 Cenon[4708:100117] Could not instantiate Xib 
>> unarchiver/Unable to parse Xib.
>> 2017-11-09 02:59:10.304 Cenon[4708:100117] Failed to load Xib
>> 2017-11-09 02:59:10.307 Cenon[4708:100117] Cannot load the main model file 
>> 'Main'
>> 2017-11-09 02:59:10.330 Cenon[4708:100117] Problem posting notification: 
>> <NSException: 0x2c6527d0> NAME:NSInvalidArgumentException 
>> REASON:-[NSFileManager createSymbolicLinkAtPath:withDestinationPath:error:]: 
>> unrecognized selector sent to instance 0x2a1a6f10 INFO:(null)
> 
> Hmm, it looks as if no one has tested the latest upstream cenon release on 
> GNUstep at all then - is anyone looking at adding XCode 5 xib support?  Does 
> this depend on using the constraint-solving layout stuff (this shouldn’t be 
> too difficult to add, I believe Apple uses a third-party LGPL library for the 
> constraint solving - Nicolas Roard had some autolayout stuff using the same 
> library about 10-15 years ago)?

For this specific case the problem is even easier to solve. The GNUmakefile 
lists the XIB files where it should be using the NIB file. Just patch this file 
when packaging up Cenon.

Fred




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