[Slackbuilds-users] Checking Dependencies

Rich Shepard rshepard at appl-ecosys.com
Sat Feb 24 01:21:17 UTC 2007

On Fri, 23 Feb 2007, Lehman Black wrote:

> You may want to take a look at Arch Linux <http://archlinux.org>. Its
> package manager handles dependancies, and has a SlackBuild like build
> system<http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/ABS>that may be closer to what
> you're looking for. The distro is similar to Slackware and I hear it's
> insanely fast.

   I've read nice things, too, about Arch. However, I'm not about to trash my
main server/workstation to accommodate something that might be nice, but is
not necessary.

   If I can get all the dependencies for gnucash to build, then get gnucash
working, that's all I'm looking for.

   Right now it's trying to find the libgnomeprintui that will build. The
darned things have one name for the package, but then something else looks
in pkgconfig under a different name. It's really a mess.


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