[XForms] XForms installation

Angus Leeming angus.leeming at btopenworld.com
Tue Sep 16 05:01:13 EDT 2003

On Monday 15 September 2003 9:11 pm, Veera wrote:
> Hi,
> I have some problems when i was trying to install xforms on cygwin(latest
> version 1.5.4 with XFREE86). First I unzipped the xforms.1.0.tar file. then
> typed xmkmf -a. This command went through well. After that when i typed
> 'make' the program stops and gives this error message:
> make[1]: *** No rule to make target `../lib/libforms.a', needed by
> `fd2ps.exe'. Stop.
> make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/x11r6/xforms-1.0/fd2ps'
> make: *** [all] Error 2
> Can someone please tell me the steps for installing xforms on cygwin and
> making the demos work.

This is going to sound kludgy, but...

Go into the lib subdirectory and type
$ make
$ make install (as root)

Thereafter, fd2ps should be able to find the libforms.a/.so files fine when 
you return to the top level directory and type
$ make

Alternatively, and perhaps less kludgily, set your LD_LIBRARY_PATH variable to 
include the path to the generated libforms.a/.so files.


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