[cairo] Errors building Cairo and Pixman under Cygwin

John C. Turnbull ozemale at ozemail.com.au
Fri Apr 10 05:57:50 PDT 2009

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Malcolm Tredinnick [mailto:malcolm at pointy-stick.com]
> Sent: Friday, 10 April 2009 22:06
> To: Ryan Schmidt
> Cc: John C.Turnbull; cairo at cairographics.org
> Subject: Re: [cairo] Errors building Cairo and Pixman under Cygwin
> On Fri, 2009-04-10 at 06:58 -0500, Ryan Schmidt wrote:
> [...]
> > I had that error recently with another software package. Not sure if
> > this is what's happening to you, but in my case, my libtool was built
> > to use gsed, but gsed had been removed from the system, so libtool
> > was failing all over the place.
> That sounds very believable in John's case, too. Libtool has a little
> alias it defines called Xsed that takes a whole bunch of options with
> an
> "X" prepended (so that when they're tested in the shell, they don't
> look
> like options to "test") and strips the leading "X". The output John is
> seeing looks like that "X" isn't being stripped, which would suggest
> sed
> isn't doing the work it should.
> So I'd be looking into whether sed is available and runnable on the
> build environment. Also, look in the libtool script in the build
> directory and search for Xsed to see what sed command it is trying to
> run there.

[JCT] Thanks very much for the prompt reply.

[JCT] sed is available and runnable.  I am not much of an expert when it
comes to shell scripts so I am at a complete loss trying to debug the
libtool script.  In case someone has the time I have attached it to this
email.  Any takers?


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