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Bug 86774 - app-editors/nedit-5.5 wont compile and either xpdf-3.00-r8, openmotif or motif-config have a bug somewhere
Summary: app-editors/nedit-5.5 wont compile and either xpdf-3.00-r8, openmotif or moti...
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 83018
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All All
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Heinrich Wendel (RETIRED)
Depends on:
Reported: 2005-03-26 08:08 UTC by Robert Pitt
Modified: 2005-07-17 13:06 UTC (History)
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Description Robert Pitt 2005-03-26 08:08:14 UTC
note i am using 2005.0 profile and following ~x86.

nedit needs motif and isnt configured to depend on any motif packages. this is easy to fix, the other bug i cannot describe any better than this and would appreciate pointers for future reporting so i can next time:

my system already had openmotif-2.2 installed by something. i emerged motif-config and executed it:

motif-config -s openmotif-2.2

however it wasnt configured right:

delta ~ # ls /usr/include/openmotif-2.2
ls: /usr/include/openmotif-2.2: Too many levels of symbolic links
delta ~ # ls -lad /usr/include/openmotif-2.2
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root 40 Mar 26 15:49 /usr/include/openmotif-2.2 -> /usr/include/openmotif-2.2/openmotif-2.2

i am unsure if this was caused by motif-config or the package that had supposedly merged motif previously. i rmd the symlink but openmotif-2.2 seemed to think its include files were installd there. infact they were nowhere on my system - i never directly merged openmotif so something that depends on it must have screwed it up. as a hint of what might have caused it to be messed up like it was:

delta ~ # equery -D depends openmotif
[ Searching for packages depending on openmotif... ]

i have never used this package and cannot verify it ever worked - but it might be worth looking into..


emerge motif-config
emerge -C openmotif; emerge openmotif
motif-config -s openmotif-2.2

your version of motif might not be openmotif-2.2, execute:

motif-config -l

for a list of versions.
Comment 1 Robert Pitt 2005-03-26 08:11:17 UTC
Changed the subject line of this report to make it more likely to appear to people searching for this issue.
Comment 2 Heinrich Wendel (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-03-26 10:36:15 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 83018 ***