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Bug 649927 - Note Ubuntu dependencies in README
Note Ubuntu dependencies in README
Product: vte
Classification: Core
Component: general
Other Linux
: Normal normal
: ---
Assigned To: VTE Maintainers
VTE Maintainers
Depends on:
Reported: 2011-05-11 00:33 UTC by Josh Wolfe
Modified: 2014-04-12 15:39 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: ---

example patch (427 bytes, patch)
2011-05-11 00:33 UTC, Josh Wolfe
rejected Details | Review

Description Josh Wolfe 2011-05-11 00:33:38 UTC
Created attachment 187600 [details] [review]
example patch

dependencies (through apt-get/aptitude) are:
gnome-common gobject-introspection gperf gtk-doc-tools libgtk2.0-dev libgconf2-dev

Only a few of these give helpful error messages when missing. It took me about 30 minutes of struggling and googling to figure out this list. It would be helpful for Ubuntu users if it were accessible somewhere, such as in the README.

Attached is a patch that accomplishes this.
Comment 1 Christian Persch 2011-05-11 11:19:55 UTC
Not sure it's a good idea to add yet another list to be maintained. Usually you just use 'apt-get build-dep' to get what's needed, not an explicit list, no?
Comment 2 Josh Wolfe 2011-05-11 22:44:21 UTC
Thanks Christian, that sounds like the right solution. I didn't even know about build-dep. Perhaps it would be a good idea to put that in the README.
Comment 3 Christian Persch 2011-08-16 17:43:12 UTC
Comment on attachment 187600 [details] [review]
example patch

I don't think we should put generic build stuff into our README, it'll just go out of date. If anything, just put a link to a generic GNOME build HowTo.