[sword-devel] ICU build fix

Troy A. Griffitts scribe at crosswire.org
Sat Oct 7 20:39:32 MST 2006

    Thank you for the details.  I indeed have 3.4 installed on my FC 
box.  You're description makes obvious sense now.  Daniel Glassey is our 
build maintainer, so I hope he has time to review and commit your 
comprehensive fix soon.  I'm almost in favor of requiring at least ICU 
version 3.0; then we can just remove all the checks.  Thanks again for 
the details.


Scott and Roxanne Munns wrote:
> Deji,
> For me and at least one other user (Steven P. Ulrick, according to the 
> archives), builds failed if *ICU and tests* were enabled.  We got the 
> same compiler error messages (this is just a sample - it repeated many 
> times):
> >> tlitmgrtest.o: In function `checkTrans(icu_3_4::UnicodeString const&,
> >> UErrorCode&)':
> >> tlitmgrtest.cpp:(.text+0xbd): undefined reference to
> >> `icu_3_4::operator<<(std::basic_ostream<char, std::char_traits<char>
> >> >&, icu_3_4::UnicodeString const&)'
> As I ran "usrinst.sh" and observed the status messages as "configure" 
> ran, I saw a problem which I narrowed down to the following line in 
> configure.ac:
> ICU_IOLIBS=`if test $(echo "$ICU_VER >= 3.0"|bc) -eq 1; then 
> $ICU_CONFIG --ldflags-icuio; else $ICU_CONFIG --ldflags-ustdio; fi;`
> failed because my $ICU_VER (3.4.1) was not parsed as a decimal number 
> by "bc", and icu-config was called with the --ldflags-ustdio option 
> (non-existent option for icu-config anymore) instead of the 
> --ldflags-icuio option as it should have been.  Thus, ICU_IOLIBS was 
> not set correctly.
> For me, the patch I sent out solved the *configuration* problem by 
> correctly setting ICU_IOLIBS, and this also seemed to fix my compile 
> problem.  I suppose there is a chance that it was actually something 
> else that solved the compile problem, but there is no question that 
> there was a failure to properly identify the version number due to the 
> two decimal points in the version identifier "3.4.1".
> I hope the additional detail helps,
> Scott
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