The GNOME Mess

Auke Kok sofar at
Sat Apr 30 17:23:27 UTC 2005

Couannette wrote:

>Please take a look at this gal's compile log excerp ;).
>I can't understand why there are 3 gal versions appearing :

ah Oui, gnome looks like a messy bit at the moment, here's why:

The 'gal' version officially is '2.5.1' but since there is no API change 
from '2.5' the 'major_version' was tagged to '2.6'. Since 2.5 is not a 
'stable' gnome release they could either call this version '2.4' or 
'2.6', and 2.4 doesn't make sense.

However, the pkgconfig element from a lot of gnome-2.x modules was never 
raised beyond 2.4, so you'll find even that gnome-2.10 installs '2.0' or 
'2.4' or '2.6' -named pkgconfig files, even though gnome is now at '2.10'

fun, eh?


>/bin/sh ../../mkinstalldirs /usr/include/gal-2.6/gal/a11y
> /usr/bin/install -c -m 644 gal-a11y-util.h
> /usr/bin/install -c -m 644 gal-a11y-factory.h
>make[4]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/gal-2.5.1/gal/a11y'
>make[3]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/gal-2.5.1/gal/a11y'
>make[2]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/gal-2.5.1/gal/a11y'
>make[2]: Entering directory `/usr/src/gal-2.5.1/gal'
>make[3]: Entering directory `/usr/src/gal-2.5.1/gal'
>/bin/sh ../mkinstalldirs /usr/lib
> /bin/sh ../libtool --mode=install /usr/bin/install -c
>libtool: install: warning: relinking `'
>(cd /usr/src/gal-2.5.1/gal; /bin/sh ../libtool  --mode=relink gcc -O2
>-mcpu=pentium4 -m
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