I just signed up here 'cause I hope that someone around here can
help me. Within about the last year, I bought both an Indigo2 IMPACT
10000, SI, 192MB, 9GB HD, an Octane R10K/250, SSI, 1GB, 9 GB HD,
and a GDM4011P, which made my dream of owning an SGI system
come true. I also got original IRIX media and as I fitted both machines
with larger HDs I am familiar with the process of installing IRIX
(both 6.2 and 6.5) and I am also familiar with Linux and FreeBSD
systems, so I know the basics of IRIX as these are basically the same
on all UNIXish systems. But there's basically one thing about IRIX
that is driving me crazy: compiling apps by using make/gmake.
Whatever I try to compile, it won't work. I hope that the problem be-
comes a little clearer as I can provide some examples:
1. I downloaded the entire 4 CDs of Freeware, so there are no missing
pre-reqs. I wanted to use Bluefish 0.9, so I checked the package, had
the pre-reqs. added and installed it. When I try to start it, the program
window appears, but all dialogs and menus are empty except for the
little icons. The console shows an error concerning "pango" and tells
me to run "pango-querymodules". Running that program produces another
error: "The program pango-querymodules has unresolvable symbols".
(Please excuse me if not all messages are 100% those shown on the
screen - it's 2:30 am right now and the Octane isn't hooked up at the
moment anyway, so I can't check it right now). Okay, I thought, let's re-
compile pango then - I've got a working, up-to-date gcc and gmake,
that should work. I dowloaded the pango tarball, decompressed it and
tried to run the configure script, which after quite some progress sudden-
ly told me that gtk-config couldn't be found. BUT I do have apps using
GTK running just fine, and my system has GTK installed. gtk-config is
in /usr/freeware/bin, and setpath has been run. Still, it couldn't be found
by the configure-script so I edited it, manually specifying where gtk-
config is. Configure progressed even further now, but this time, pkg-
config was missing. So I got that tarball, decompressed it and gmake'd
it (one of the few tarballs that actually compiled!), also I ran make
install. Still, configure doesn't find it (and I can't specify it manually)
even though it's in a path thats in the "PATH" env-string.
So here I am with basically none of the required components to run
one lousy program working.
The gtk-config problem is also there when trying to gmake
-the UAE Amiga emulator -WITH- it's GUI,
-FSV file system visualizer,
and some others I don't remember right now.
Some other programs wanted other components like text parser tools
etc., and even though sometimes some modules do compile just fine,
they are never found by the configure script.
Can you imagine how frustrated I am? I just don't want to wait until
every good program has been compiled by the SGI Freeware guys,
and most of these apps reportedly DO compile fine on IRIX, so
either I am too stupid for IRIX or something is wrong with the system.
Has anybody heard of this problem before or maybe even had the
same problem with his system? Any tips what I could try?
Any help is appreciated,
thanks in advance,
The Commodore Collector
- THE AMIGA LIVES! -