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Re: Swish-e

From: Peter Karman <peter(at)>
Date: Tue Apr 26 2005 - 16:54:06 GMT
Thanks for the good feedback, Roman. I just checked in vers 0.09 with your mods.

some notes below.

Roman Chyla scribbled on 4/26/05 5:41 AM:
> hi all again,
> I just checked the newest version of to be sure, that one 
> can compile even the old swish-e (changelog says >= 2.4.3). The ones I 
> tried were 2.2.3 and 2.5.2

2.5.2 was the devel branch for the official 2.4.3 release. I would not recommend 
using 2.5.2 -- use the official 2.4.3 release.

> building API - seems to me, that script is waiting for my answers (and I 
> can't see questions)
> when I changed swish_api()
>      my $cmd = $swishdir =~ m/2\.4\.[12]/
>        ? "$^X Makefile.PL $arg"
>        : "$^X Makefile.PL $arg $output";
> to
>      my $cmd = $swishdir =~ m/2\.4\.[12]/
>        ? "$^X Makefile.PL $arg"
>        : "$^X Makefile.PL $arg";
> I saw questions (please note, that the variable for noninteractive build 
> was set even in previous attempts)

this was because you were using 2.5.x and the script checks for a 2.4.x release. 
I have modified it to check for 2.5.x or 2.4.x.

If it works for 2.2.x that's great, but I can't promise that some future version 
won't break for 2.2.

> be sure to specify perllib - in my case, the script hanged on trying to 
> write into /usr/doc/perl... (didn't have rights to do so) buildswishe 
> could probably check whether perllib is writable?

I put in a check for all installdirs including perllib.

> last and least
> fetching xpdf failed, wrong url -

thanks. we re-org'd the site and I neglected to move the xpdf source. I would 
prefer that the xpdf author make a patched version available on his own site, 
but so far he has not.


Peter Karman  .  .  peter(at)
Received on Tue Apr 26 09:54:15 2005