Avahi compilation help needed
jhb at freebsd.org
Thu Sep 10 15:35:14 UTC 2009
On Thursday 10 September 2009 10:39:27 am Sagara Wijetunga wrote:
> Dimitry Andric wrote:
> > On 2009-09-10 14:06, Sagara Wijetunga wrote:
> >> I'm trying to compile Avahi-0.6.25 (http://avahi.org/) on FreeBSD 7.2
> >> (i386) [in fact, on Tomahawk Desktop]. It develops compilation errors.
> > Any reason why you don't use the net/avahi port instead? This will save
> > you most compilation and installation headaches.
> Tomahawk Desktop uses FreeBSD sources, it is not based on the FreeBSD
distribution. It doesn't have a port system. Tomahawk Desktop is designed
everything to be installed simply by "./configure, [g]make, [g]make install"
which FreeBSD is not designed to support. In Tomahawk Desktop, anything you
compile and install, can be cleanly uninstalled without any file left out,
which is not possible in FreeBSD. Here "compile and install" means you take a
package, unpack, make and make install, that's it. You don't have wait until
somebody prepare a port for you.
> Coming back to our problem, Avahi get compile errors on FreeBSD when its
original build system is used. We need a help. Appreciate if somebody could
give it a try to just compile (ie. download the package, unpack, ./configure
The avahi ports can still be useful to look at as they contain patches that
you will probably need. For example, net/avahi-app has a patch against the
configure script in files/patch-configure. In total it seems that
net/avahi-app has 21 different patches to the avahi sources (you may not need
all of them however). I would start by looking at those.
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