[Slackbuilds-users] Graphviz Build Error

Rich Shepard rshepard at appl-ecosys.com
Thu Jun 16 23:03:47 UTC 2011

On Thu, 16 Jun 2011, B Watson wrote:

> Nope. The build scripts are tested & supported only on non-multilib (pure
> 64-bit). This gets mentioned pretty often on this mailing list...

   Sigh. Since I only very recently installed 64-bit Slackware-13.37 on my
Dell Latitude I've not paid attention to 64-bit issues on the mail list.

> However, a lot of builds that have this problem (looking for libs in
> /usr/lib) can be made to work by adding 'LDFLAGS=-L/usr/lib64' to the
> configure command (right before the CFLAGS and CXXFLAGS stuff).

   Unfortunately, graphviz doesn't like this any better.

> Another thing to check is PKG_CONFIG_PATH in the environment. It shouldn't
> include /usr/lib/pkgconfig (if it's not set, set it to something like
> /usr/local/lib64/pkgconfig:/usr/lib64/pkgconfig:/usr/local/lib64/pkgconfig
> in your .bash_profile or whatever).

   I don't follow you here. /usr/lib/pkgconfig contains 208 files. Are you
suggesting that I add the additional paths in ~/.bash_profile?

> Worst-case scenario, you might have to hack up the Makefile or whatever
> the source uses for building. Not really difficult, most of the time.

   Well, since I've not had success building graphviz on earlier releases
either I don't know that I really need it. It looks potentially useful, but
I have no experience with it. It can wait and I won't miss what I don't
know. :-)



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