[sword-devel] Building Mandrake x86_64 RPMs

Brian Schroeder bandds at airnet.com.au
Thu Jan 27 16:39:18 MST 2005

Pierre Benz wrote:
> What seems to be the issues with GnomeSword? what is the output that you
> seem to be having?
> BTW, if you do have issues, there is a GnomeSword mailing list where you
> can go to for GnomeSword help. I would love to help you through your
> issues..... sorry for sounding to deliverance ministry-ish :)
> pierre

Thanks Pierre.

The following is an extract from an earlier message to this list.
Any help you can give would be much appreciated.


 > I have tweaked the spec and configure files to enable me to get
 > it started.  But I am now getting the following error:
 > sword_main.cc: In member function `GList* 
 > sword_main.cc:215: error: cannot convert `unsigned int*' to `gsize*' for
 > argument `5' to `gchar* g_convert(const gchar*, gssize, const gchar*,
 > const gchar*, gsize*, gsize*, GError**)'
 > make[3]: *** [sword_main.o] Error 1
 > make[3]: Leaving directory
 > `/usr/src/RPM/BUILD/gnomesword-2.1.1/src/backend' make[2]: ***
 > [all-recursive] Error 1
 > make[2]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/RPM/BUILD/gnomesword-2.1.1/src'
 > make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
 > make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/RPM/BUILD/gnomesword-2.1.1'
 > make: *** [all] Error 2
 > error: Bad exit status from /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.24855 (%build)
 > The only idea I have been able to come up with is that I may be
 > using a newer, stricter, version of GCC.  What is my best way
 > ahead here?

>>>Not sure where to cut this quote, but anyway, Mandrake has rpm's too that 
>>>"just work"...that is unless you're on a 64bit system. For some reason, 
>>>bibletime doesn't like 64bit at the moment from what I understand so you sort 
>>>of have to compile it.
>>>I personally don't use the rpm packages (and I wouldn't use the deb's either 
>>>for the same reason) 'cause I use CVS/SVN for bibletime & sword since I like 
>>>testing and contributing.
>>64-bit Mandrake is what I am using.  I assumed I could simply
>>install the 32-bit RPMs (although, I didn't try), but wanted to
>>get the 64-bit versions working.  In the past (on my old machine)
>>I compiled the tar.gz editions, but I thought it would be a good
>>idea to get the RPMs working.
>>With a bit of effort I have succeeded with sword and bibletime.
>>But I am finding gnomesword a bit more difficult!

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