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Re: Install GNUStep on Ubuntu 16

From: Ivan Vučica
Subject: Re: Install GNUStep on Ubuntu 16
Date: Thu, 12 May 2016 09:11:29 +0000

You are missing gnustep-make, which should have been installed when you did this previously:
  sudo apt-get install gnustep-devel

If you are not missing it, then you need to load some settings into your current shell. Presuming you use bash as your shell, and if I remember correctly:
  . /usr/share/GNUstep/Makefiles/

"What is this?!", you might be asking.

Because GNUstep could be installed in many locations on your system, this lets Makefiles know where that actually is, without having any sort of logic to discover this. (We could tell everyone they must use gnustep-config, but you would still run into Makefiles that don't do it.)

If you are installing from source, you do (iirc) get a message suggesting you should update your .bashrc or .bash_profile. There isn't a good opportunity to do so in Debian (or the packager elected not to do it).

If we were shipping a prebuilt "reference desktop", we would certainly do this for you.

On Thu, May 12, 2016, 07:16 Gerhard Huber <> wrote:

First question: did you try running make && sudo -E make install ?

I opend a Terminal and moved to the downloaded Gorm folder. Then I typed "make" and got the message

GNUmakefile:29: /common.make: file or folder not found

> Of course, first removing GORM that may have been installed from Debian packages.

no, I didn't remove the old Gorm, but I am afraid now that I would have no more Gorm after this. Will the message above go away if I remove it?

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