Adventures with KDE-1.1
fadushin at blackcat.cat.syr.edu
Fri Feb 12 11:48:31 EST 1999
In case anyone is interested...
I downloaded the kde 1.1 tarballs and had a go building.
But first I updated egcs as much as I could off of linuxppc.org.
BTW, is this the place to look for bleeding edge stuff? Doesn't
look like it, by the dates.
[root at blackcat /downloads]# rpm -qa | grep egcs
[root at blackcat /downloads]# rpm -qa | grep glibc
qt-1.42 built without a hitch.
I started with kde-base, though, and ran into some problems.
The first problem was due to g++'s including string.h; apparently
the definition of strnlen involves an implicit cast to void *,
which ANSI C++ doesn't like (in an optimized version of strnlen).
Got around that with a hack (what else?)
Turned off HAS_ARGZ in config.h.
Further down, I ran into a mess of problems, mostly around header
files in /opt/egcs/include/g++. Haven't tracked them down,
but I figured I'd give the list a holler for suggestions
about compilers/libs, etc.
I'm on an ancient installation, going back to pre-DR2, I think,
though I have kept a lot up to date. 2.1.24 on a 7200/75.
Is our compiler out of date? Or are KDE config scripts mangled?
Or should I get a new machine...?
Fred Dushin mailto:fadushin at blackcat.cat.syr.edu
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