New xforms url (and compilation problems)

Terry Chan tpchan at
Sun Aug 31 12:29:13 GMT 2003


I've fixed the BUILD script and xforms-1.0 correctly compiles and installs now.
It also installs the demos directory in /usr/share/doc/xforms/demos.

xforms needs no DEPENDS file as it only depends on xfree86 which is obviously
installed before anyone would try to compile xforms.

Also "lvu from" clearly returns 


as does "lvu from /usr/X11R6/lib/".

If it does not on your Lunar box then your xfree86 compile is probably

Terry Chan
On Sun, Aug 31, 2003 at 11:40:08AM +0200, Erik Søe Sørensen wrote:
> (To whom it may concern)
> xforms seems to have gone stable, and at the same time moved.
> The new URL is
> An updated DETAILS file is attached.
> This is not enough, though - the compilation can't see libXpm:
> /---- last (failing) command (one long line):
> gcc -m32 -o fdesign -g -O4        -L/usr/X11R6/lib   fd_attribs.o 
>   fd_control.o    fd_fake.o       fd_file.o       fd_forms.o 
> fd_groups.o     fd_help.o       fd_initforms.o          fd_main.o 
> fd_names.o      fd_objects.o   fd_pallette.o    fd_printC.o 
> fd_rubber.o     fd_select.o     fd_spec.o      fd_super.o 
> fd_util.o       sp_browser.o    sp_button.o     sp_choice.o 
> sp_counter.o     sp_dial.o       sp_freeobj.o    sp_menu.o 
> sp_pixmap.o    sp_positioner.o          sp_scrollbar.o 
> sp_slider.o     sp_twheel.o    sp_xyplot.o    -L/usr/X11R6/lib  -lXext 
> -lX11 -Xlinker -Bstatic                 -L../lib -lforms 
>   -lXpm                                  -Xlinker -Bdynamic 
>   -lm
> /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lXpm
> collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
> make[1]: *** [fdesign] Error 1
> make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/xforms-1.0/fdesign'
> make: *** [all] Error 2
> \----
> I don't know why this fails; /usr/X11R6/lib/ is there (as is 
> the library that symlink points to).
> A related issue: xforms has no dependency file - but it clearly has 
> dependencies... lvu won't tell me, though, from what module 
> /usr/X11R6/lib/ comes (why?).
> /Erik

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