Re: XForms: Installing xforms.

Steve Lamont (
Fri, 26 Dec 97 13:02:56 PST

To subscribers of the xforms list from (Steve Lamont) :

> I am trying with bxform-088.tgz.
> My machine information...
> gandalf:/zip/xform# uname -a
> Linux gandalf 2.0.29 #4 Fri Aug 29 23:50:08 MET DST 1997 i486
> [...]
> a) Where can I find ?
> It is need for my program.

It should be in the distribution you fetched in the FORMS
subdirectory. A

make install

should've installed it for you.

> b) What is bxforms-088.tgz, and why doesn't it run?
> I do make install, but make demo doesn't run well.

Again, it sounds as if you have fetched the wrong version of the
library dsidtribution for your operating system. Did you fetch the
ELF version of the libarary or the a.out version of the library? The
a.out version of the library does *not* contain the shared library,
the ELF does.

Look in

> If I do... (Tristan, thank you)
> gandalf:/usr/lib# file libform*
> libform.a: current ar archive
> [...]
> libforms.a: current ar archive random library
> Has libform.* anything to do with libforms.* ?

No, it's something different. It may be involved with the old curses
ASCII display management tools.

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