[Slackbuilds-users] Problem with Lilypond SlackBuild for 12.1

Heinz Wiesinger pprkut at liwjatan.at
Sun Aug 17 20:18:02 UTC 2008

Robert W. Wendel wrote:
>    I don't know where to post this so you see it but I'm having problems
> compiling lilypond.  I get a compile error:
> WARNING: Please consider installing optional programs:  kpsewhich
> ERROR: Please install required programs:  mf-nowin mf mfw mfont
> See INSTALL.txt for more information on how to build LilyPond

You've found the right place to post this ;)

The README of the lilypond.SlackBuild lists fontforge and mftrace as 
dependencies. Maybe these two are missing

>   I thought the stock installation covered the Tex package issues which I
> think the above error messages refer to.

the missing apps probably refer to mftrace (just the 'mf' which makes me 

> SlackBuild script is from SlackBuilds.org
>    Was hoping to get rosegarden installed and have been compiling my
> way up through the dependency list.  I have a Slackware 12.1 full
> installation.
> Lilypond It is a complex build, but I thought I had all the dependencies
> covered.

lilypond is an optional dependency for rosegarden. If you won't need it, 
there's no need to compile it now. If you notice later that you do need it, 
you can add it later too, as it's only a runtime dependency and requires no 
recompilation of rosegarden.

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