On 2005-07-07 11:38-0400 Vinod Gupta wrote:
> Sure, the stdout and stderr output of configure and make are attached in two
> I did not use any command line options for configure or make.
Thanks, Vinod, for that full information. You have found a bug in our gcw.c
device driver. To work around it, turn off the gcw device by using the
configure option --disable-gcw. (BTW, you should probably also specify the
./configure --prefix=whatever option. See "./configure --help" for more
To the developers lurking on list. I replicated the bug by the following
combination of ./configure options (a corner case Vinod tripped over because
he didn't have certain fonts installed.)
./configure --prefix=/usr/local/plplot --disable-static --without-freetype
Tom, I recall similar errors with ps.c in the past, but I cannot recall how
we fixed it. I think we had to change the ps configuration, some
conditional compilation flags, or we may have had to move some code to a
better file location that was not affected by #ifdef HAVE_FREETYPE.
I also tried the additional --disable-gcw option above to make sure ps.c
worked with the --without-freetype option, and it does. So Tom, if for gcw.c
you follow what is done for the ps.c case for font lookup functions, you
should be all right.
Alan W. Irwin
Astronomical research affiliation with Department of Physics and Astronomy,
University of Victoria (astrowww.phys.uvic.ca).
Programming affiliations with the FreeEOS equation-of-state implementation
for stellar interiors (freeeos.sf.net); PLplot scientific plotting software
package (plplot.org); the Yorick front-end to PLplot (yplot.sf.net); the
Loads of Linux Links project (loll.sf.net); and the Linux Brochure Project