[Slackbuilds-users] tightvnc build script

Darrell Anderson humanreadable at yahoo.com
Sat Aug 23 02:38:29 UTC 2008


Recently I posted a request for help at LQ regarding the tightvnc slackbuild.

Yes, I should have posted here and I was reminded at LQ for not doing that. My apologies.

I do not maintain a full install of Slackware. Through the LQ discussion (https://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/slackware-14/cant-compile-slackbuilds.org-tightvnc-664472/#post3256598) I discovered I had to reinstall the lesstif package to build tightvnc. The build process was looking for usr/lib/X11/config/host.def, which was not installed on my box.

Reinstalling the lesstif package solved that particular issue. Perhaps a note could be added to the tightvnc slackbuild page to remind users of this.

Second, I always modify build scripts to change the location of $TMP because I use my own sandbox area to build packages. I also mount my /tmp partition with the noexec option in fstab. To build tightvnc I had to temporarily make /tmp executable. Something in the build process was ignoring my modified $TMP location --- I think the imakefile is the culprit. I am not well versed in software compiling to be sure.

Anyway, I was urged to forward these "problems" to this list.

I hope this information helps.

Thanks for all the great build scripts.

P.S. I'm not a member of this list.

Darrell Anderson


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