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Posted by dration7 at May 29, 2011 8:16:49 PM
sad   Compiling SWORD engine
Hi there

I'm trying to compile the SWORD engine both on my mac and linux machines. I'm having the same problem on both. I am aware someone asked this or a similar question before, but I followed the forum for as long as i could understand and plus it was written back in '09 and im not sure what has changed since then.

My apologies, though, if this requieres a repeat solution.

So here's the deal:
I downloaded the zip file (v. 1.6.2) and unzipped it.
I then read the README and INSTALL files which instructed the following-

make install

If you have never installed sword before and/or are happy with a default
configuration, you may wish to type:

make install_config

I tried both and I keep getting errors while "making":

make[1]: *** [swmgr.lo] Error 1
make: *** [all-recursive] Error 1

This actually comes after a great deal of errors dealing with file "utf8translliterator.h"

I also tried running ./ before trying "make" or "make install", but with both make commands, I still get those errors. 
This is a bit frustrating to say the least, but I'll be glad when I get get past this b/c I think this SWORD engine is a great tool for developers. 

Any help is really appreciated. 

Posted by mdbergmann at May 30, 2011 11:12:32 AM
Re: Compiling SWORD engine
You're saying there are a lot of "utf8translliterator.h" errors.
Do you have the icu-dev package installed? If not, you should install it. It will install all the icu headers on your system.


Posted by dration7 at May 30, 2011 11:20:30 AM
Re: Compiling SWORD engine
Thanks for the reply Manfred

How do I go about installing the icu-dev package? Is it included in the zip i downloaded or is it at another location online?


Posted by mdbergmann at Jun 1, 2011 2:47:53 PM
Re: Compiling SWORD engine
You normally install packages like "icu-dev" via your distribution package management. On Ubuntu this is apt-get and the command line could be something like:
sudo apt-get install icu-dev

Though I don't know exactly how this package is called on Ubuntu it might also be "libicu-dev".


Posted by troypulk at Jun 1, 2011 6:02:26 PM
Re: Compiling SWORD engine
Also, it's a good idea to follow this wiki