Using jhbuild on cygwin

Jonas Platte
Mon Feb 4 13:42:00 GMT 2013

On 02/04/13 13:32, marco atzeri wrote:
> 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
> LANG=en_US.UTF-8
>> $ 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
> libXft-devel
>>      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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