On Sun, 14 Nov 2010 02:32:54 -0500, Danny K wrote:
Hi, I'm running Debian 5.0.6 "lenny". I
downloaded the sources of
Geany 0.19.1 and Geany-Plugins 0.19. I extracted Geany and ran
./configure, make, make install, and it worked. But I want to use the
Geanygdb plugin. So after I extracted Geany-Plugins and ran
./configure, it said that it could not find Geany. So I uninstalled
Geany and this time ran ./configure --prefix=/usr, make, make
I went back to Geany-Plugins and ran ./configure, make, make install
In your first attempt, you installed Geany into /usr/local.
When you configure the plugins, the build systems searches a
so called pkgconfig file which was installed in
/usr/local/lib/pkgconfig. But the default check for
this pkgconfig file is mostly done in /usr.
To get it working you had to set the following
environment variable like this:
then the plugins' configure would have looked in
/usr/local/lib/pkgconfig as well and found Geany.
After you installed Geany in the prefix /usr, Geany's
pkgconfig file was installed in the default pkgconfig
search path (/usr/lib/pkgconfig) and so it worked.
with apparently no errors. So I then run Geany again,
but when I go
Tools->Plugin Manager, it reports that no plugins are available.
Hmm, hard to say so far.
Probably there are linker problems or differences in the ABI.
After you opened the plugin manager, could you check
Help->Debug Messages? This should show some interesting messages.
Simply copy them and append it to your reply, so we could check
What is the correct way to install Geany-Plugins on
The easiest and most dangerous way is to use the
nightly builds from http://geany.nightlybuilds.org
But of course, these are nightly bcreated builds from
the SVN version and so might be buggy or even broken,
use at your own risk :).
A more serious way and even close to the Debian way
would be to backport the geany-plugins 0.19 package
from Testing to Lenny (the package is in Testing
since yesterday). But this needs to be done.
I'd suggest to build from source as you did.