[Geany-Devel] geany plugins fails to compile with latest pango

Tim Tassonis stuff at xxxxx
Sat Nov 25 00:39:20 UTC 2017

On 11/25/2017 01:31 AM, Lex Trotman wrote:
> On 25 November 2017 at 10:28, Tim Tassonis <stuff at decentral.ch> wrote:
>> On 11/25/2017 01:09 AM, Lex Trotman wrote:
>>> On 25 November 2017 at 09:44, Colomban Wendling
>>> <lists.ban at herbesfolles.org> wrote:
>>>> Hey Tim,
>>>> Le 24/11/2017 à 13:46, Tim Tassonis a écrit :
>>>>> Pango recently switched from autotools/libtool to meson/ninja and it
>>>>> seems that geany-plugins can't handle that. The compile/install fails
>>>>> on:
>>>>> /bin/sed: can't read /opt/X11/lib/libpangocairo-1.0.la: No such file or
>>>>> directory
>>>>> libtool:   error: '/opt/X11/lib/libpangocairo-1.0.la' is not a valid
>>>>> libtool archive
>>> /opt/X11 is a strange location, have you built your own GTK stack?
>> Yes, this is a linux from scratch machine. All my X11 stuff is under
>> /opt/X11 and this works fine, after setting up a few symlinks.
>> Just if that was not clear: I'm not exactly a newbie to compiling stuff
>> myself and I have previously successfully compiled and installed
>> geany-plugins and geany that way before. It's really the pango switch to
>> meson/ninja that might irritate some packages, as previously I never had an
>> issue.
>> Might well be that calling ./autoconf.sh fixes all that.
> Worth a try, maybe something in your unusual setup confuses autofools.

No, it's really the .la files that cause the trouble, I've now found 
similar reports from other packages that get into trouble when some .la 
files reference other .la files that now are missing due to the switch 
away from libtool. I never liked libtool, anyways..

Removing all .la files fixes the problem.

Sorry for the noise, it's really not geany related.


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