Using jhbuild on cygwin

marco atzeri
Mon Feb 4 13:32:00 GMT 2013

On 2/4/2013 2:12 PM, Jonas Platte wrote:
> Hello,
> I am trying to port my gtkmm program (that runs well on linux) to
> windows, but it seems there is a bug in gtkmm or the underlying gtk+
> that keeps my program from starting. Now to debug that, I use the
> official method of building gtkmm with jhbuild
> (
> I was able to setup jhbuild under linux only with minor problems that I
> could solve for myself, but now on windows (with cygwin) there are some
> things that just won't work.
> I use cygwin on a virtual Windows 7 x64. My environment should be okay,
> I only added two lines to my .bashrc, the first for jhbuild to be found
> and the second one because I had pkgconfig problems with jhbuilder on
> linux, and now I tried that to fix some other errors. I adjusted it for
> my cygwin environment.
> PATH=/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/cygdrive/c/Windows/system32:/cygdrive/c/Windows:/cygdrive/c/Windows/System32/Wbem:/cygdrive/c/Windows/System32/WindowsPowerShell/v1.0:/home/qwertz/.local/bin
> PKG_CONFIG_PATH=/lib/pkgconfig:/usr/lib/pkgconfig:/usr/local/lib/pkgconfig:/usr/share/pkgconfig:/usr/i686-pc-mingw32/sys-root/mingw/lib/pkgconfig
> My first problem are the depencies not of jhbuild itself but for the
> building process. This is what I get... I don't know how to change my
> language in cygwin, but I think the comments are okay, right?

set / export

> $ jhbuild sysdeps --install
> # the following are modules that depend on other unknown modules
> # jhbuild had this kind of "problem" under linux too, but it worked anyway
> W: »glib« hängt vom unbekannten Modul »gvfs« ab
> W: »gtk+« hängt vom unbekannten Modul »at-spi2-atk« ab
> W: »libproxy« hängt vom unbekannten Modul »NetworkManager« ab
> W: »WebKit« hängt vom unbekannten Modul »at-spi2-core« ab
> W: »dbus-glib« hängt vom unbekannten Modul »dbus« ab
> W: »geoclue« hängt vom unbekannten Modul »NetworkManager« ab
> W: »libgnome-keyring« hängt vom unbekannten Modul »dbus« ab
> W: »gypsy« hängt vom unbekannten Modul »bluez« ab
> W: »glib-networking« hängt vom unbekannten Modul
> »gsettings-desktop-schemas« ab
> # I don't know if the following is an issue. On Google I found that this
> is probably a pkgconfig problem
> # and jhbuild also uses pkgconfig but I don't know if there is a way of
> editing how it is used
> Package 'libpng' has no Name: field
> Im System installierte ausreichend aktuelle Pakete:
>      # here is more output but I think it's not important. here the
> already present depencies were listed
> Benötigte Pakete:
>    Im System installierte Pakete, die zu alt sind:
>      # too old packages: (none)
>      (keine)
>    Kein passendes Systempaket installiert:
>      # didn't find following packages
>      libXft (xft.pc, Benötigt=2.0.0) # I installed this and I'm quite
> sure it was recognized, but now it isn't


>      python-devel (python.pc, Benötigt=2.5) # well, I got the basic
> python package installed, and didn't find any python-dev or python-devel

no package have it:

> in the cygwin installer. do I have to build this separately?
>      libpng (libpng.pc) # installed this too and it somewhen was recognized

looks on libpng14-devel for last version

> Optionale Pakete: (JHBuild wird die fehlenden Pakete erstellen)

>        # those are optional and I cut them out therefore
> # this is probably normal on cygwin. It sais that it doesn't know how to
> install packages on the system (normally it would install all depencies)
> jhbuild sysdeps: Unbekannt, wie Pakete auf diesem System installiert
> werden können
> During the building process (I am able to start that without the
> depencies) there are more errors, but I think when the depencies are met
> some of those will vanish, so this is the first thing I have to solve.

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