[SDL] Dependency Problem

Robert Wohleb rwohleb at r2tech.com
Mon Jul 22 10:02:01 PDT 2002

Hello all,

I'm not trying to start a distro war, but I would like to suggest Gentoo
(www.gentoo.org) to people. It is a great distro to learn with. Also, they
have SDL in their package system. All you have to do is run "emerge libsdl"
and it will rsync it, rsync it's dependencies, and compile it.


-----Original Message-----
From: paul at theV.net [mailto:paul at theV.net]
Sent: Sunday, July 21, 2002 9:38 PM
To: sdl at libsdl.org
Subject: Re: [SDL] Dependency Problem

I am also a daily slackware user, but as you were trying 
to use SDL RPM release with slackware, I have to point out
that RPMs generally do not work well with slackware. 
Slackware users prefer to compile from source.

I'd suggest you download recent source releases of SDL, 
SDL_image, SDL_ttf, SDL_mixer, SDL_net and then compile
and install all of them before trying to compile other 
apps using SDL.

Or are you talking about what packages you need before
SDL can be properly compiled?


On Sun, Jul 21, 2002 at 11:03:55PM -0500, Anthony YS wrote:
> No offense taken.
> I know how to unzip and compile. I do it often.
> I was just confused about what packages I needed in order to compile 
> other apps using SDL
> Slackware is the best choice for me, I've learned alot.
> Anyway, thanks again.
> AresCFH
> BTW, whats your distro of choice?
> h.lai at chello.nl wrote:
> >On Sun, 2002-07-21 at 23:53, Anthony YS wrote:
> >
> >>Thank you all for your help. I have a simpler question. I want to 
> >>compile SDL1.2 from source. What SDL packages do I require?
> >>Thank you.
> >>
> >
> >SDL-1.2.4.tar.gz
> >
> >To install:
> >tar xzvf SDL-1.2.4.tar.gz
> >cd SDL-1.2.4
> >./configure
> >su -c "make install"
> >
> >No offense, but... are you sure Slackware is the right distro for you?
> >
> >
> >
> >
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