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Re: Pending package status (14 Jul 2003)
Thanks for testing, Igor! Hoping that you vote counts, I fixed some of
the points you mentioned (and some others). Comments inline.
Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
On Mon, 14 Jul 2003, Elfyn McBratney wrote:Right, I changed it to honor TCM_HOME (if present).
On Mon, 14 Jul 2003, Elfyn McBratney wrote:
@ TCMThe above packages will disapear from the list unless they are reviewed
date : 27 Jan 2003
status : updated package is available for review
notes : http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin-apps/2003-01/msg00299.html
votes : 2 (Christopher and Lapo)
url : http://home.in.tum.de/~boesswet/tcm-2.20-1.tar.bz2
or get some votes... So, unless you want to see these leave, please take
I'd like to vote for TCM (it's questionable whether my votes count, but
still). I've also reviewed the binary and source packages from the URLs
above. Some points below:
1) The install path of /usr/X11R6/bin seems to be compiled in, and tcm
ignores TCM_HOME when looking for apps. Don't know if that's normal.
The apps themselves seem to be working fine. TCM will work in a
default install, BTW, so this is minor.
Hm, difficult. The searching of files was changed from TCM versions 2.01
to 2.20. In the former, there was only the TCM_HOME variable, but now
there are several additional environment variables for different
purposes. The transition between both seems to be incomplete yet and
there is a lot of compatibility code.
2) I still get a message about not being able to open color info file
"colorrgb.txt" when TCM_HOME is set. The path in the message is
"$TCM_HOME/lib/colorrgb.txt". Shouldn't it be
So the actual problem is, that colorrgb.txt resides in the lib-dir of
the source tree but is copied to the shared-dir in the binary install.
If I simply changed it, you won't be able to run it without installing
it (from your build directory).
Since I didn't want to touch this (not today at least), I can only give
you a workaround, which is now also described in the README: if you want
to install it in a non-standard place, set TCM_CONFIG to the directory
where colorrgb lives.
Oops. The last package was built with a broken Makefile which led to
some missing files in the doc-directory. Fixed.
3) The README from the source package doesn't seem to be anywhere in the
binary package. It should probably go into /usr/doc/tcm-2.20/... In
fact, there's plenty of HTML documentation in the source package that
would be right at home in /usr/doc/tcm-2.20/, but isn't included in the
binary package for some reason.
Yes. It took me some time to figure out, but the reason for this is
called "_G_config.h". libio.h requires this and the only file on my
system by that name is in the mingw-subdir.
4) When making the source package, make is passing the MinGW include
directory to g++. This seems to come from src/Config.tmpl_CYGWIN. Is
[_] bug in the compiler / library package
[_] bug in my installation (unlikely, since I compiled it on several
[_] bug in my head
I'm not too much into C++, but AFAIK gcc-3 has changed a lot towards
ISO/ANSI compatibility. I tried gcc-3 again and got loads of funny "this
is not ISO-compliant" messages in the TCM-source. I'll ask the
TCM-developers about that.
5) The comment in /usr/doc/Cygwin/tcm-2.20.README says that gcc-2.95-5 is
needed to compile TCM. Is that really the case? Could it have
something to do with 4) above? FWIW, removing the mingw headers line
mentioned in 4) allowed me to build most[*] apps and libs from source
with no errors using gcc-3.2.
The new packages are available under the same address (above). BTW:
these are still built on Cygwin 1.3, I'll try to upgrade to 1.5 soon.
Are "old" packages still accepted for submission?
Volunteers for testing welcome!
"I found the last bug!" (Anonymous Programmer :-)
[*] I stopped the build at tcmd.exe/libtcmdv.a, but everything up to that
point built just fine.