On Thu, 2008-05-15 at 13:04 -0400, John Culleton wrote:
> Inkscape version 46 requires many updated libraries. I have a main
> Slackware partition that lacks many libraries altogether. I installed
> Debian on a spare partition but some libraries were obsolete. Plus I
> had to go through build-install just to get the needed compiler. And
> there is an elusive XML Perl module that most distros don't have.
> So here is my question: is there a Linux distro that has the
> requirements for compiling Inkscape 46 without requiring me to chase
> all over the internet looking for the bits and pieces? I don't care
> if it is stable or unstable.
I don't know what distro is best but I'm running Ubuntu on a PowerPC. I
have compiled Inkscape before but I haven't tried it since I upgraded.
First, for a Debian/Ubuntu distro, you need to install the
'build-essential' (Note, no 's'). Also you may want to install the
To compile Inkscape, you need to install the development versions of the
libraries. Your system have already have the non-development ones. The
development version is the same but '-dev' has been added to the end of
The libraries should be listed in the README but last time I tried I
discovered some where missing. (I think this has been corrected but see
Hope this helps.
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