[Geany-Devel] Linker issues with VTE

Lex Trotman elextr at xxxxx
Thu Feb 22 08:08:23 UTC 2018

On 22 February 2018 at 16:11, Lars Paulsen <lars_paulsen at web.de> wrote:
> Hello Colomban,
> I saw that in the GTK3 porting PR for the debugger plugin and also tried
> changing scope.m4 accordingly:
> https://github.com/geany/geany-plugins/pull/645/files#diff-41e5fe75dcc03252ed3688fd124e9223
> But if I do that my code does not compile cause it says "#include
> <vte/vte.h>" not found.
> I did not see any other build related changes regarding VTE in that PR so I
> wonder what's missing.
> Any ideas?

Are you sure you have the -dev package for libvte2.9x installed, it
doesn't seem to be needed to build GTK3 Geany (at least its not
installed here and Geany's VTE works) but then Geany does some funny
dynamic stuff with VTE so thats maybe why.


> Greetings,
> Lars
> On 21.02.2018 23:12, Colomban Wendling wrote:
>> Le 21/02/2018 à 15:06, Lars Paulsen a écrit :
>>> Hi All,
>>> during porting the scope plugin to GTK3 I had to switch from "GdkColor"
>>> to
>>> <https://developer.gnome.org/gdk3/stable/gdk3-RGBA-Colors.html#GdkRGBA>"GdkRGBA".
>>> The scope code was calling "vte_terminal_set_color_foreground" which
>>> according to the geany header files seems to have a replacement  which I
>>> called instead: "vte_terminal_set_color_foreground_rgba". Since I
>>> replaced the call I get linker errors.
>>> I saw that geany is creating the functions through a macro surrounded by
>>> some version checks. I assume I have to change something on the build
>>> parameters for geany to make it work. Please help.
>> Don't touch Geany itself, only Geany-Plugins.  And you have to change so
>> you use a GTK3 version of libvte with that function ("libvte2.90"
>> package IIRC) and not the GTK2 version ("vte").
>> Regards,
>> Colomban
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