[poppler] Question about building Poppler trunk or latest release

Marc J. Driftmeyer mjd at reanimality.com
Tue Jan 17 15:59:30 PST 2012

Thanks for the prompt reply.

- Marc

On 01/17/2012 01:29 PM, Albert Astals Cid wrote:
> El Dimarts, 17 de gener de 2012, a les 13:02:40, Marc J. Driftmeyer va
> escriure:
>> To all that this concerns,
>> I have a question to missing header files that don't install, by
>> default, making poppler not very useful to build applications like Scribus.
>> Whether I use cmake or the traditional autotools and configure the path
>> for /usr/local or some other path like /opt the question isn't that the
>> package doesn't compile or install it's just that it doesn't install
>> enough parts to make it useful for building other packages.
>> Debian clearly has a custom script to include the `extras' the default
>> install fails to add.
>> The default install includes:
>> ...
>> To get Scribus trunk to build I have to include under /poppler the
>> following:
>> /fofi, /splash and /goo
>> I also have to include [as Debian does] all the header [.h] files under
>> the /poppler source
>> Finally, I have to include the poppler-config.h that is autocreated
>> during the build process of poppler under the build path of /poppler
>> QUESTION: Is this by design so that the package maintainers can come up
>> with their own custom install scripts or is this an oversight?
> It is by design, read ./configure --help if you want to install more headers
> Albert
>> I ask this as Scribus clearly builds with the assumptions that Debian
>> has made in it's package maintenance and installation process.
>> Sincerely Yours,
>> Marc
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