Headaches building Source Navigator under Windows

Ian Roxborough irox@redhat.com
Fri Feb 22 13:32:00 GMT 2002

Bruce Edson wrote:
> ../sourc/configure --host=i686-pc-cygwin
> --prefix="c:/docume~1/bruce/hpkeck~1/snkeck~1/opt/sourcenav"
> 1.
> grep: /source/libstdc++-v3/configure.in: No such file or directory

Looks like you are trying to build libstdc++.
You don't need this to build SN.

> 2.
> configuring in itcl/win
> running /bin/sh ../../../../source/itcl/itcl/win/configure
> --host=i686-pc-cygwin --target=i686-pc-cygwin
> '--prefix=c:/docume~1/bruce/hpkeck~1/snkeck~1/opt/sourcenav'
> --cache-file=../../../config.cache --srcdir=../../../../source/itcl/itcl/win
> cd: can't cd to ../../../tcl/win

Do you have tcl and tk sources in the correct place?
> 4.
> Configuring libgui...
> checking for working aclocal... missing
> checking for working autoconf... missing
> checking for working automake... missing
> checking for working autoheader... missing
> checking for working makeinfo... missing

This means the you don't have automake and autoconf
install.  If you are not changing Makefile.ams
or configure files this doesn't matter........

> 6.
> Configuring snavigator...
> checking for Tcl configuration script... (cached)
> /snbuild/tcl8.1/unix/tclConfig.sh
> checking for Tk configuration script... (cached)
> /snbuild/tk8.1/unix/tkConfig.sh
> checking for Tcl headers in the source tree... (cached) configure: error:
> Can't find any Tcl headers
> Configure in /snbuild/snavigator failed, exiting.

did you get the source from the tarball or CVS?
Can you build Tcl by itself?

I'm not sure it SN builds with VC++v6, I thought
it did, but I'm not 100% sure.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ian Roxborough [mailto:irox@redhat.com]
> Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2002 7:03 PM
> To: Bruce Edson
> Cc: sourcenav@sources.redhat.com
> Subject: Re: Headaches building Source Navigator under Windows
> Hi,
> you need a full working Cygwin environment (which is kind
> of like UNIX) to build Source-Navigators, the include
> development tools like "make" (maybe in the usertools
> and binutils packages?).
> Don't know a great deal about Cygwin, but there is
> a bunch of information over at:
> http://www.cygwin.com/
> I don't remember much about building on HP-UX, I'm
> not sure if you'll need gcc or the HP-UX compiler.
> Any HP-UX users got any tips?
> Ian.
> Bruce Edson wrote:
> >
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I've just been put on a project that requires creating a modified version
> of
> > Source Navigator that runs under Windows 2000 and HP-UX.  My first task is
> > to get a buildable version working under Windows 2000.  When I get tired
> of
> > that, I get to do it again under HP-UX.
> >
> > Anyway, to my point, I've read a lot of docs, readmes and a lot of the
> > emails regarding doing this under Windows.  This is totally new to me so
> > bare with me.  I am familiar with VC++ 6.0 and that is what is installed
> on
> > my Windows system.  The directions in the Readme seem to take into account
> > details that are not obvious to me.  For instance, where do I put the
> Cygwin
> > stuff in relation to the sources (it assumes I already have it), why
> doesn't
> > the source tree come with make.exe, etc.  The source I downloaded came
> from
> > SN50-010322-source.zip.
> >
> > I've set up the environment with limited success creating the make file,
> > when making my source directory a sub-directory of where the Cygwin.bat
> file
> > is installed.  I did see some errors, mainly couldn't find a certain file.
> > But it made a makefile.  However, the make doesn't run now because
> make.exe
> > doesn't exist.  Do I need to get that too?  Where do I get one that is
> > already built.  What other issues am I going to run into?
> >
> > Long story short, is there a much more detailed, or canned approach
> > available that I can follow step by step knowing I have a Windows system
> > with just VC++6.0 loaded on it?  One that includes everything that I need
> to
> > download and what/how to configure?  I'm not real familiar with the unix
> > arena but am with the Windows.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.
> >
> > The downloaded executable forms of SN work great on Windows, so I know it
> is
> > buildable.
> >
> > Thanks in advance.
> >
> > Bruce Edson

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