[Digikam-users] bugs and wishes review
joe at evalesco.com
Mon Jun 4 13:21:22 BST 2007
Arnd Baecker wrote:
> Dear digikam users and bug/wish reporters,
In the light of all this...
I currently run Kubuntu and have DigiKam 0.9.1 from the distribution. I
would very much like to run the newer SVN version, but that's when
things get tricky;
I have not been able to compile DigiKam from SVN for installation in
~/local/ while keeping the system-default DigiKam (and more importantly
libkexiv and friends) in /usr.
Compiling and installing the libraries works fine. The problem is; the
DigiKam configure script relies on pkg-config to determine if the
libkexiv2 version is sufficiently recent - in my setup, pkg-config looks
at the wrong libkexiv2 and therefore falsely claims that my libkexiv2 is
too old, and in turn configure won't generate Makefiles for DigiKam. I
have compiled and installed libkexiv2 from SVN in ~/local/, but I also
have a much older libkexiv2 in /usr/.
It is simple to set the LD_LIBRARY_PATH etc. so that the right libkexiv2
*would* be used by the linker - however, pkg-config does not respect the
library path when it tries to determine the version of the library - so
while the right LD_LIBRARY_PATH is set for ld, pkg-config ignores that
and reports the older /usr/ installed library version instead of the
~/local/ installed library that *would* have been used by ld.
So, for me, ./configure in the DigiKam directory fails because
pkg-config does not respect the LD_LIBRARY_PATH.
Does anyone use the SVN versions of DigiKam and *not* install in /usr? I
would really like to install DigiKam and libs in my home directory not
in /usr - and I would like not to have to remove libkexiv2 and friends
from /usr just to compile DigiKam for ~/local/.
Is this possible? Or does everyone just overwrite libs under /usr ?
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