Joined: Feb. 2007
||Posted: Jan. 19 2008,21:53
It happens. In fact I had a similar fight today with Gnucash.
First 15+ gnome libraries went along really smoothly. Then came the show stopper, gnome-print.
I fought with that for about 5 hours until I finally beat it. But even if I did get it to compile, I didn't get it to act nicely (fsckin autotools!). No matter what I did, libtool/auto* always removed the freetype during linking. But I was close. I could stand that, since after finishing no-one would ever compile against these.
Then, finally, gnucash. After messing with configure for 2 hours, the actual compile was error-less.
Phew. Not. The damn system seemed to do it, but it didn't work after installation. Because the build system had silently decided to not build shared libraries at all. Despite they being the only thing that keeps gnucash going. Around here I finally decided to ditch it, once and for all.
And then, 15min after rm -rf, I miraculously find the cure for the shared library problem, that was nowhere to be found during the problem. So tomorrow again.
Lessons learned: try again. And the fact I hate autotools.
Why don't you try the last ndiswrapper that supports 2.4?
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