[Gambas-user] Gambas setup compile and install script.

Bruce adamnt42 at gmail.com
Thu Oct 15 07:33:03 CEST 2020

On 15/10/20 12:45 pm, Bruce Steers wrote:
> Just as a matter of interest, why don't you check for the libraries
>> rather than the packages. automake knows nothing of packages, the only
>> time you need a particular distro package is when some library or dev
>> header  is missing. The packages that contain the library can and
>> sometimes do chnage at the whim of the distro.
> Because i'm detecting whether a package manager has installed Gambas
> already or not before doing the 'make install' to avoid conflicts.
> I thought that was the concern?
> Like you say automake cannot tell if the library in /usr/lib/gambas3 was
> installed via package installer or make.
> Also 'which' cannot tell what installed gbx3 if it's found. so that's not
> what i'm after either, i need to know if existing installed gambas was
> installed via make or distro..
> The way i am doing it returns nothing if gambas is installed via make. but
> returns a list of package names installed by the package manager that need
> to be removed before make installs if they're installed.
Ahh, yes now I see.

> Benoit sounded like he was setting me a challenge  ;)
> "(unless you can detect if it was installed by package or manually to
> remove it, but I don't think so)."
> Challenge accepted ;) lol
> BruceS
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