[Slackbuilds-users] fontforge 2017 update

King Beowulf kingbeowulf at gmail.com
Sun Aug 6 05:34:57 UTC 2017

On 08/05/2017 09:23 PM, B Watson wrote:
> On 8/5/17, King Beowulf <kingbeowulf at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Bah. The 2017 release is just a git snapshot. The 2017 version needs
>> gnulib which it git clones on the fly, so
>> ./bootstrap --skip-git --skip-po
>> doesn't work (amoung no git found error). gnulib in SBo is older so not
>> sure I have time to go down that rabbit hole.
> I'm the gnulib SBo maintainer... gnulib doesn't do releases, I'm using the
> same snapshot "release" that's in Debian unstable (and also the latest
> Ubuntu). Does the new fontforge give a minimum version (snapshot date)
> that it requires?
> Not too much stuff in SBo requires gnulib. I wouldn't mind updating it to
> a newer snapshot, but it'd be nice to use a snapshot that's widely used &
> known not to be broken (which is why I used the version from Deb/Ubuntu).

I haven't had a chance to try the SBo version of gnulib with the latest
fontforge.  I just noticed that the new release of fontforge pulls in a
git snapshot if its bootstrap script doesn't find it.  The 2015
fontforge doesn't use gnulib.  Better to let David figure that out since
I do need to worry about my own 35 or so scripts.


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