For those who still cannot compile gnomedb, gal, gtkhtml on FBSD 4.11 i386

Jeremy Messenger mezz7 at
Thu Mar 2 10:35:15 PST 2006

On Thu, 02 Mar 2006 12:28:19 -0600, Jeremy Messenger <mezz7 at> wrote:

> On Thu, 02 Mar 2006 12:17:21 -0600, Robert English <drakcap at>  
> wrote:
>> I have found at least a temporary solution that works for me (on
>> FreeBSD 4.11, compiled Jan 11 '06 on i386 platform).
>> Preamble: after surfing through Google and finding the very
>> helpful post about altering the Makefiles to put dashes in the
>> names (Gregor Stucke on 26 February), I got "gnomeprint" to
>> compile successfully after altering each appearance of "lgtk12"
>> to read "lgtk-12", "lgdk12" to "lgdk-12", "lgmodule12" to
>> "lgodule-12", and "lglib12" to lglib-12".  "Gnomedb" did not
>> respond to that: there were nearly 20 files that had "lgtk12" in
>> them, and the program still did not compile after changing all
>> of the appearances.
>> Solution: going to "usr/X11R6/lib" first, I made two temporary
>> soft-links:
>> ln -s
>> ln -s libgdk12.s0
> For anyone who is going to follow this advice, we won't support your  
> problem. Therefore, do not use this as solution. The solution is already  
> in the freebsd-ports as you need to rebuild all of gnomedb's  
> dependencies or rebuild all apps.

or rebuild all apps that depend on glib12 might work.


> Cheers,
> Mezz
>> Rehashing after that, I went to "usr/local/lib" and made two
>> more temporary soft-links:
>> ln -s
>> ln -s
>> I rehashed again, then resumed the "make" process in GnomeDB.
>> Sure enough,the program compiled and installed happily.  "Gal"
>> just finished also, compiled and installed cleanly, and I'll be
>> starting "Gtkhtml" next as I write this.  After that, the whole
>> update process will be finished.
>> Caveat: If anyone knows of potential troubles arising from these
>> links, please post.  I do know one thing already: these
>> soft-links won't be removed by any automatic script that I know
>> of, so in the event that these libraries are updated these links
>> will give me trouble if I don't remove them myself.  Small price
>> to pay for having a completely updated system.
>> I'm posting this here in case others are having the same trouble
>> with these last few remaining ports after what was otherwise a
>> smooth and hassle-free updating process.

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