directfb

Barry Loo barry.loo5966 at gmail.com
Sun Sep 30 10:08:41 PDT 2007


...and I think it was a pango makefile fix related to pkg-config that
got it working for me last time ( at least to the directfb build step
).

On 9/30/07, Barry Loo <barry.loo5966 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Directfb is a minimal X substitute that requires several hundred
> _fewer_ packages to be built ( and maintain in the blfs book ).  I'm
> actually requesting that directfb be added to the blfs book--I think
> it would benefit many users besides me.
>
> I will eventually contact the directfb and gtk+-directfs myself and
> figure out how to build them from source.  I posted to this list
> before doing so for three reasons: first, ya'll are the build from
> source experts; second, it would make blfs better for everyone; third,
> back in the blfs 5.xsomthin' days, directfb build intructions did
> exist.
>
> But in answer to your question:
> 1) My build is based on several versions of lfs, blfs, diy_linux, my
> own scripts ( including my own patches and sed fixes ), and build
> instructions I found online
> 2) On my last attempt I couldn't build pango--it didn't detect that I
> had glib or cairo on my system ( on earlier attempts I made it to the
> actual directfb build; but, I don't recall the error )
> 3) Yes, in addition to '2)' above, I can't figure out exactly what
> those dependencies are.  Let me clarify: on
> www.directfb.org/wiki/index.php/Projects:GTK_on_DirectFB   a tutorial
> is written describing how to build from _source_; however, those
> instructions require running apt-get to get the source and the binary
> packages needed to install them.  And there is something about
> _developer tools_, too.
> 3.5) In preemtive response to a possible future question, I'm using
> the newest stable versions of atk, cairo, glib, and pango ( not
> necessarily the versions from blfs ).
> 4) Yes, along with fusion
>
> Loo
>
> On 9/29/07, rblythe <rblythe714 at comcast.net> wrote:
> > Barry Loo wrote:
> > > After doing some research, it seems like directfb would be the easiest
> > > way to put gimp on on an lfs machine.  It also seems that installing
> > > it isn't easy enough for _me_.  Is there any interest among the blfs
> > > developers to write/update the directfb build instructions?  Directfb
> > > will be very popular among your other users, too, if the step-by-step
> > > instructions are written.  (Note: there's no need to send me that link
> > > {www.directfb.org/wiki/index.php/Projects:GTK_on_DirectFB} to the wiki
> > > that describes how to build it; I have already failed pretty good at
> > > that tutorial).
> > >
> > > Loo
> > > FILM ROCKS!!
> > >
> > It would help if you would let us know:
> > 1) What LFS/BLFS version you are attempting to build against?
> > 2) What errors have you received during the build of directFB?
> > 3) Did you have any problems installing the dependencies required for
> > directFB?
> > 4) Is Frame Buffer support in your kernel?
> >
> > I am not a BLFS developer, but I have found that giving everyone on the
> > list more information may just get you the answers you need to build
> > successfully.
> >
> > rblythe
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