Xemacs and png

  • Patrik Montgomery

    Just a note that doesn't really apply, but anyway:

    Has anyone managed to get Xemacs to compile with png-support under XDarwin, any version up to XFree86 4.1? It finds the png lib but still won't comile towards it - it fails on the test right after, says it can't read the file. I've tried all sorts of png -libs, including libs from Xemacs.org, and all versions of Xemacs for which there are patches to MacOS X. I'm currently using 21.4.3, and it works flawlessly otherwise.

    • Greg Parker

      Greg Parker - 2001-06-09

      Yes, I've compiled with png support. The first two things to check with any library problems are permissions and ranlib. Try running these commands as root:

      `chmod -R a+rX /usr/local/include`
      `chmod -R a+rX /usr/local/lib`
      `ranlib -c  /usr/local/lib/*`

      This assumes png installed into /usr/local . That will give everyone read permission on the header and library files, and runs ranlib on the libraries which does some necessary magic on Mac OS X.

    • Patrik Montgomery

      That ranlib thing did it. I saw that trick over on GNU-darwn, but I didn't make the connection. Oh well, thanks for having the patience.


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