porting kdepim to cygwin
thorsten at staerk.de
Fri Jan 7 11:41:58 CET 2005
I am porting kdepim to kde-cygwin according to
I see the following problems:
1) when installing with the cygwin setup from
http://kde-cygwin.sf.net/install, I cannot get the kde-admin-patch. The error
message is "Can't open (null) for reading: No such file", later "Installation
incomplete. Check c:\cygwin\var\log\setup.log.full for details". In this
file, I find
2005/01/07 11:15:46 mbox note: Can't open (null) for reading: No such file
2005/01/07 11:16:47 Installing file://C:
I guess this installer has to be fixed.
2) yacc is needed for building kdepim. To my understanding, I cannot compile
it myself in cygwin and use it, because it creates native Unix binaries. Is
that correct ? How do I get yacc best ?
3) kdepim from KDE_3_1_4_RELEASE states it requires automake>1.6.1, but it
checks that automake is 1.6 or 1.7. As setup installs automake 1.9.2, I
change 1.7 to 1.9 and it works. Has anyone a more elegant idea ?
4) I spent the last 6 months figuring out all this. I did not know about the
existing documentation. I went to http://kde-cygwin.sf.net and clicked on
"FAQ", then on "main problems". The answer of the system contains 4 php
warnings. Then, I clicked on "KDE 3" and found only "kde3:screenshots" with
no screenshots at all. So, I guessed the FAQ section is broken and did not
look there any longer. My proposal would be to replace "kde3:screenshots" by
"click to a menu above to find answers to your specific question". In this
case, no one would stop searching there.
5) I did not find out where to subscribe to this mailing list. Clicking on its
name only brings me to http://osuosl.org/hosting/mirrors
Here is my URL where I describe how to port karm from kdepim to kde-cygwin:
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