[sf-lug] sf-lug:building but missing dependencies
jim at well.com
Sun Mar 21 12:26:09 PDT 2010
i don't know xandros, so i can't help much
if at all. the info in your email is good stuff.
if you can identify each item in the list of
missing dependencies, try using whatever xandros
uses as a package manager to get each of the
i don't use emacs, so i don't know its
dependencies. i believe there's some utility
(command) that shows a dependency tree, but i
can't recall exactly; maybe someone else can.
i suppose you've explored the emacs home
if you're considering downloading a tarball
or getting emacs without using the xandros
package manager, give some extra tho't: if you
bypass the package manager, you have the risk
of downloading libraries in that way, and the
package manager is likely to overwrite your
libs the next time it finds a need to update
that lib. you're also bound to maintain the
program without the package manager. you can
engineer some protection by installing your
tarball and any of its required libs by putting
it all in some dedicated directory tree, e.g.
/usr/local/emacs or some such.
i have no doubt that others reading this
will have corrections and improvements.
On Fri, 2010-03-19 at 01:29 -0700, Tony wrote:
> I went down a lil rabbit hole and wonder if I got permanently stuck.
> I'm trying to get emacs 23.1 on my eeepc 701 with stock custom
> The eee forums had a few pointers  but I seem to be missing a few
> dependencies  despite adding and pinning. 
> I then tried to compile from source  but when I got to >make
> install got a missing piece.
> Checking the etc/PROBLEMS file, the only clue suggests reinstalling
> GCC but i specified -nox so that doesn't make sense??
> I did try this method installing dependencies  and using 23.1 from
> gnu, but also was not able to get it working either.
> My last option is to install a new distro in hopes it is this eee
> xandros fluke.
> I checked and there are so many 'ubuntus' for eeepc, it's swimmingly
> confusing but i'll need to pick up some flash drives first.
> Learning linux is certainly challenging!
> Anyone know of other options to get the missing bits?
> Any advice, pointers, links or suggestions much obliged.
>  http://emacs.orebokech.com/
>  The following packages have unmet dependencies
> emacs-snapshot-nox: Depends: emacs-snapshot-bin-common (=
> 1:20100318-1) but it is not going to be installed
> Depends: libgpm2 (>= 1.20.4) but it is not
> Depends: libncurses5 (>= 5.7+20100313) but 5.5-5
> is to be installed
> PreDepends: dpkg (>= 1.14.21) but 1.13.25 is to
> be installed
> E: Broken packages
>  http://wiki.eeeuser.com/addingxandrosrepos
>  http://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/emacs-faq.html#Installing-Emacs
>  makeinfo is missing - cannot build manuals
> make: *** [info] Error 1
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