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Re: linux-ppc harfbuzz GUB build error

From: Graham Percival
Subject: Re: linux-ppc harfbuzz GUB build error
Date: Sun, 11 Dec 2016 09:46:07 -0800
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.23 (2014-03-12)

On Sun, Dec 11, 2016 at 04:44:40PM +0100, Hans Aikema wrote:
> The official requirements for building:
> * You need
>   - about 9 GB of free space (for all platforms)
>   - standard unix shell utilities: cat, cp, install, mv, rm, sed, ...
>   - a standard unix development environment with GCC and G++
>   - Python 2.4 or newer (2.5, 2.6, 3.0 are known to work)
> are rather vague (on points 2 and 3) and in a Dockerized linux env you 
> usually have the bare minimum available and all else needs to be added. Hence 
> the /usr/bin/file was missing on my system. On a regular CentOS I assume it 
> would’ve been present.

Yes, absolutely.  I've begun expanding the definition of "standard
unix development environment" in the README; please make a branch
and add to that list as you discover more missing items.  We seem
to have more interest in GUB these days, so making it easier to
get started would be great.  :)

- Graham

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