[Slackbuilds-users] Error while installing package fontforge (20141014)

Christoph Willing chris.willing at iinet.net.au
Tue Dec 9 23:28:27 UTC 2014

On 12/09/2014 10:35 PM, Jim Diamond wrote:
> On Tue, Dec  9, 2014 at 11:43 (+1000), Christoph Willing wrote:
>> On 12/09/2014 10:52 AM, John Vogel wrote:
>>> On Tue, 09 Dec 2014 08:20:40 +1000
>>> Christoph Willing <chris.willing at iinet.net.au> wrote:
>>>>  From OP's original email:
>>>> 	My OS: Slackware64 14.1 (multilib-installation).
>>> Thanks for setting me straight. Apologies all around for wasting everyones
>>> time.
>> Well, I just successfully built with latest fontforge.SlackBuild on a
>> 14.1-multilib partition that I have for testing. Thats not particularly
>> helpful in diagnosing/fixing the OP's problem apart from pointing to some
>> deeper problem - something beyond being on a multilib system.
> FWIW, I am able to build it in a 64-bit only version of 14.1, but on a
> multilib system it crashes and burns with the same issue as in the
> original posting.
> Does your multilib system have a lot of SBo packages?  Perhaps there
> is some interaction between some package(s) that the OP and I have
> installed.  If anyone is keen to do some binary search looking to see
> when fontforge stops compiling, I'd be happy to supply the list of
> packages I have on my system.  (But I can't do that myself any time in
> the near future.)

Yes, the multilib that I built fontforge on had quite a few extra 
packages - it had been my regular system until I started tracking 
-current - so had become a little crufty.

However I did also find another more recent multilib partition that I'd 
made to test something special - it had far fewer extra packages. The 
fontforge build was OK on that system too.

Using the date fields from 'ls -l /var/log/packages', I removed all 
packages installed after the initial installation of base multilib 
packages i.e. the system now has been returned to a base multilib 
system. Again the build of fontforge completed OK.

Maybe multilib can be implicated in the fontforge build failures but I 
think there's some other factor involved too.


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