Egbert Jan wrote:
> Changes needed in the spec file:
> 1 override the fax stuff with '$define with_fax 0'
> 2 Do NOT stop on unpackaged files
> $define_unpacked_files_terminate_build = 0
> Re 1/2: still fax related files are installed but not packaged up.
Then what you should have done was simply remove or fix the "buildreq" for netpbm. Figure out what provides "giftopnm", for instance, on your platform.
EJ> I forgot to add the --without-fax to the confuigure line. Dit all again and the files were not produced.
> 3 Tell configure NOT to use caching by changing the './configure' line
> to: --cache-file=/dev/null
> Re 3: the cache mechanism in configure is broken as far as I'm
> concerned. Checking all kind of options that *should* not change is
> fine but PLEASE make it collapse multiple spaces into single space
> before comparing old and new. It errors out on the fact that '-O2
> -pipe' is different than '-O2 -pipe'.
It doesn't error out on any platform that I've tested... What release of
autoconf/automake are you using? If it's a bug, it's probably a bug in
one of those packages.
EJ> I'llsee if I can get that info. I've seen many references to this problem on Internet but nowhere that the developers of autoconf/automake jumped in to present a solution. Autoconf -v gives version 2.59 by McKenzie
Automake --version gives version 1.9.4 (Tom Tromey RedHat)
Is that too old? Both are installed by default on Mandriva 2006.0.
> 4 Tell configure to look for the mime.types file in /etc/cups:
> Re 4: On my system (Mandriva 2006.0) the only mime.types file I could
> find was in /etc/cups.
It's provided by "mailcap" on Red Hat systems, at least. I'm not sure
if the format of the file provided by cups is supported by Courier.
EJ> I will install mailcap. RH and Mandriva are rather close to each other.