[Slackbuilds-users] Problem building lilypond

V'yacheslav Stetskevych slava18 at gmail.com
Sun Dec 11 21:15:26 UTC 2011

On Sat, Dec 10, 2011 at 11:09 PM, Bob Snyder <bob.snyder at cox.net> wrote:
> On 12/10/2011 09:52 AM, Rob McGee wrote:
>> On Saturday 10 December 2011 11:27:35 Bob Snyder wrote:
>>> On 12/10/2011 12:51 AM, Eugen Wissner wrote:
>>>> 2011/12/10 Bob Snyder<bob.snyder at cox.net
>>>>     When building lilypond (with sbopkg) I get the following
>>>>     error:
>>>>        ERROR: Please install required programs:  mf-nowin mf
>>>>        mfw mfont mpost
>>>>     I'm guessing that these are all part of metafont and/or
>>>>     metapost. I have a complete install of 13.37 and it appears
>>>>     that at least metafont is installed (mfw and mpost don't
>>>>     answer up to a command line invocation). I have already
>>>>     installed the listed dependencies fontforge and mftrace
>>>>     Any idea what's going on?
>>>> "su -" already tried?
>>> Well I'm building as root of course, which is where the problem
>>> occurs.
>> The point is http://slackbuilds.org/faq/#su ... which is explained
>> here: http://slackbuilds.org/howto/#su
>> Ensure that you have a clean login environment as root. This also
>> applies to a shell from which sbopkg is invoked.
> Ah. I had read this several times when I first started using SBo, but forgot
> and fell into a bad habit of using "su -c sbopkg".

Hint: you could use "su - -c sbopkg".


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