Re: [dssslist] Troubles building OpenJade 1.3.2 and CVS

Subject: Re: [dssslist] Troubles building OpenJade 1.3.2 and CVS
From: Kurt Wall <kwall@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 20 Apr 2004 22:07:36 -0400
In a 22K blaze of typing glory, Norman Gray wrote:
> Greetings,
> I'm having bucketloads of trouble building OpenJade 1.3.2, and the CVS
> version -- can anyone provide any pointers?
> OpenJade 1.3.2 doesn't build from the distribution, as it appears to
> require a preexisting installation of OpenSP (did it always do that -- I
> remember jade being standalone?).  But if I get OpenSP 1.5, unpack it
> and configure it, I can't just point the openjade ./configure to its
> include directory, because that doesn't have opensp's config.h in it
> (any more -- I can see, so it clearly was there once).

I haven't built from CVS, but I have built the stock OpenJade 1.3.2 
version.  In fact, I wrote a document describing the process (see 
http://marta/software/docbook_install.html) if you're interested.
And you are correct, you need an existing installation of a recent
OpenSP in place first. I had another message from someone indicating
that he couldn't build OpenJade using GCC 3.3.x, to wit:

"You may be interested to know that OpenSP 1.5 will not compile using gcc
3.3.x but version 1.5.1 will (it wasn't quite as easy to find; I had to
get it from rather than from the
OpenJade homepage)."

So, my question would be, what version of GCC are you using?

> ptolemy:sp> g++ --version
> g++ (GCC) 3.3.3 (Debian 20040401)

That would be the problem. I've built with GCC 3.2.3.

> And I know that this does build on Debian, since
> ptolemy:sp> /usr/bin/openjade --version
> /usr/bin/openjade:I: "openjade" version "1.3.2"
> /usr/bin/openjade:I: "OpenSP" version "1.5.1"
> The reason I'm trying to build this is that I'd like to re-offer an
> openjade patch I first advertised in March 2000, which adds a LaTeX
> back-end (that is, producing generic LaTeX rather than JadeTeX output).
> It did work with openjade 1.3; I'd just like to check that it still
> works with 1.3.2.

I'd be interested in this patch.
> The patch is at
> Thanks for any pointers.  All the best,

Try an earlier GCC version.

I have yet to see any problem, however complicated, which, when looked
at in the right way, did not become still more complicated.
		-- Poul Anderson

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