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JohnB316

John Babiak , United States of America
Soitin

Audio Apps 3 comments

Rating: 7.8
Nov 17 2008
You listed Qt4 as a dependency. However, it would be more accurate to list KDE 4 as a dependency. I just tried to build soitin on a box with Qt4 and KDE 3. It would not build due to Phonon not being part of KDE 3. Please fix your listing. - Nov 16 2008
QtCommander

System Software 7 comments

by qtcmd
Rating: 6.9
Dec 23 2007
I'm able to build qtcmd on my box. However, I'd like to offer a couple of requests for improving the build:

1) At present there is no real way I can detect to have the make install process go into a temporary directory to enable packaging. Please add the ability to use the DESTDIR parameter with the make install command.

2) The make install process attempts to install documentation files that are not in the tarball. Please fix.

3) The qtcmd.desktop file does not get installed to $PREFIX/share/applications, nor does the qtcmd.png icon get installed into $PREFIX/share/icons. Please fix these issues.

Thanks very much. - Dec 12 2007
Firefox Quickstarter

Utilities 24 comments

Rating: 7.8
May 22 2008
Using VectorLinux 5.9rc1, which is based on slackware-current, the make process fails at the beginning. Here is the console output from the make process:

Quote:
vl59stdrc1:/~/firefoxqs/firefoxqs
john:$ make
cd . && make -f admin/Makefile.common configure.in ;
make[1]: Entering directory `/home/john/firefoxqs/firefoxqs'
*** Creating configure.files
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/john/firefoxqs/firefoxqs'
cd . && /bin/sh /home/john/firefoxqs/firefoxqs/admin/missing --run aclocal-1.10
/home/john/firefoxqs/firefoxqs/admin/missing: line 52: aclocal-1.10: command not found
WARNING: `aclocal-1.10' is missing on your system. You should only need it if
you modified `acinclude.m4' or `configure.in'. You might want
to install the `Automake' and `Perl' packages. Grab them from
any GNU archive site.
cd . && /bin/sh /home/john/firefoxqs/firefoxqs/admin/missing --run automake-1.10 --gnu
/home/john/firefoxqs/firefoxqs/admin/missing: line 52: automake-1.10: command not found
WARNING: `automake-1.10' is missing on your system. You should only need it if
you modified `Makefile.am', `acinclude.m4' or `configure.in'.
You might want to install the `Automake' and `Perl' packages.
Grab them from any GNU archive site.
cd . && perl admin/am_edit
cd . && perl admin/am_edit Makefile.in
cd . && rm -f configure
cd . && make -f admin/Makefile.common configure
make[1]: Entering directory `/home/john/firefoxqs/firefoxqs'
configure.in:43: error: possibly undefined macro: AM_INIT_AUTOMAKE
If this token and others are legitimate, please use m4_pattern_allow.
See the Autoconf documentation.
configure.in:48: error: possibly undefined macro: AM_CONFIG_HEADER
configure.in:51: error: possibly undefined macro: AC_CHECK_COMPILERS
configure.in:52: error: possibly undefined macro: AC_ENABLE_SHARED
configure.in:53: error: possibly undefined macro: AC_ENABLE_STATIC
configure.in:58: error: possibly undefined macro: AM_KDE_WITH_NLS
configure.in:61: error: possibly undefined macro: AC_PATH_KDE
configure.in:70: error: possibly undefined macro: AC_CHECK_KDEMAXPATHLEN
make[1]: *** [configure] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/john/firefoxqs/firefoxqs'


The problem, as I see it, is that I'm being forced to use a specific version of aclocal and automake to generate the configure file for the admin directory. There should either be a more graceful way to tell me that I need a specific version of the automake tools, or there should be no check for a specific automake version. - Dec 11 2007
kalsamix

Audio Apps 33 comments

Rating: 8.2
Jul 03 2007
If you're saying that KDE 4.0 is needed for the ability to link to -lkdeui, then why does the page for this program say it depends on KDE 3.0.x?? Please fix whatever needs fixing so that kalsamix compiles under KDE 3.5.x. Thank you. - Jun 07 2007
KCatalog

Various KDE Stuff 6 comments

Rating: 6.3
Jan 08 2007
When I attempted to download the KCatalog source, I got an error message saying that the account exceeded its allowable bandwidth for the month. If you want people to be able to download it, please put it on another site for download. Thanks very much. - Jan 06 2007
Autostart Manager

Utilities 43 comments

Rating: 8.2
Dec 26 2006
I've run into the same issue with autostart-0.5. Perhaps the tarball is corrupt and needs to be repackaged. - Dec 28 2006
Internet tool

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 7 comments

Rating: 5.8
May 06 2006
Please provide a source tarball for those of us who don't use an RPM-based distro, if your product is indeed GPL'd.

Thanks,
John - May 05 2006
Kwlan

Network 188 comments

Rating: 8.0
Aug 23 2007
I attempted to build kwlan-0.4.0 using VectorLinux SOHO 5.1.1 (based on Slackware-10.1). The buildtools are gcc-g++ 3.3.4 and automake 1.9.4.

The first try produced errors related to different versions of automake. That error was solved by running make -f Makefile.cvs to create the aclocal.m4, etc files to match my buildtools.

The second try produced the following error when building main.cpp:

if g++ -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I. -I. -I.. -I/opt/kde/include -I/usr/lib/qt/include -I/usr/X11R6/include -DQT_THREAD_SUPPORT -D_REENTRANT -Wnon-virtual-dtor -Wno-long-long -Wundef -Wall -W -Wpointer-arith -Wwrite-strings -ansi -D_XOPEN_SOURCE=500 -D_BSD_SOURCE -Wcast-align -Wconversion -Wchar-subscripts -O2 -O2 -march=i586 -mcpu=i686 -Wformat-security -Wmissing-format-attribute -fno-exceptions -fno-check-new -fno-common -MT main.o -MD -MP -MF ".deps/main.Tpo" -c -o main.o main.cpp; \
then mv -f ".deps/main.Tpo" ".deps/main.Po"; else rm -f ".deps/main.Tpo"; exit 1; fi
main.cpp: In function `int main(int, char**)':
main.cpp:38: error: `exit' undeclared (first use this function)
main.cpp:38: error: (Each undeclared identifier is reported only once for each
function it appears in.)
make[2]: *** [main.o] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/john/kwlan/kwlan-0.4.0/src'
make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/john/kwlan/kwlan-0.4.0'
make: *** [all] Error 2

FWIW,
John - Apr 27 2006
Polyester

KDE 3.5 Themes 395 comments

by mart
Rating: 7.5
Feb 17 2009
I heard about the Polyester theme in an interview posted on dot.kde.org with Sebastian Trueg. I downloaded the theme and am using VectorLinux 5.1 (based on Slackware 10.1) to try to compile it. My build environment is:

gcc-g++-3.3.4
KDE-3.4.2 with all development headers
qt-3.3.4 with all development headers

The configure scripts runs fine with no errors. When the make process attempts to build polyester.cpp I get the following error messages:

Making all in style
make[2]: Entering directory `/home/john/polyester-0.6.5/style'
Making all in config
make[3]: Entering directory `/home/john/polyester-0.6.5/style/config'
/usr/lib/qt/bin/moc ./polyesterconf.h -o polyesterconf.moc
if /bin/sh ../../libtool --silent --tag=CXX --mode=compile g++ -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I. -I. -I../.. -I/opt/kde/include -I/usr/lib/qt/include -I/usr/X11R6/include -DQT_THREAD_SUPPORT -D_REENTRANT -Wnon-virtual-dtor -Wno-long-long -Wundef -Wall -W -Wpointer-arith -Wwrite-strings -ansi -D_XOPEN_SOURCE=500 -D_BSD_SOURCE -Wcast-align -Wconversion -Wchar-subscripts -O2 -Wformat-security -Wmissing-format-attribute -fno-exceptions -fno-check-new -fno-common -MT polyesterconf.lo -MD -MP -MF ".deps/polyesterconf.Tpo" -c -o polyesterconf.lo polyesterconf.cpp; \
then mv -f ".deps/polyesterconf.Tpo" ".deps/polyesterconf.Plo"; else rm -f ".deps/polyesterconf.Tpo"; exit 1; fi
/bin/sh ../../libtool --silent --tag=CXX --mode=link g++ -Wnon-virtual-dtor -Wno-long-long -Wundef -Wall -W -Wpointer-arith -Wwrite-strings -ansi -D_XOPEN_SOURCE=500 -D_BSD_SOURCE -Wcast-align -Wconversion -Wchar-subscripts -O2 -Wformat-security -Wmissing-format-attribute -fno-exceptions -fno-check-new -fno-common -o kstyle_polyester_config.la -rpath /opt/kde/lib/kde3 -L/usr/X11R6/lib -L/usr/lib/qt/lib -L/opt/kde/lib -avoid-version -module -no-undefined -Wl,--no-undefined -Wl,--allow-shlib-undefined -R /opt/kde/lib -R /usr/lib/qt/lib -R /usr/X11R6/lib -module polyesterconf.lo -lkdeui
make[3]: Leaving directory `/home/john/polyester-0.6.5/style/config'
make[3]: Entering directory `/home/john/polyester-0.6.5/style'
/usr/lib/qt/bin/moc ./polyester.h -o polyester.moc
if /bin/sh ../libtool --silent --tag=CXX --mode=compile g++ -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I. -I. -I.. -I/opt/kde/include -I/usr/lib/qt/include -I/usr/X11R6/include -DQT_THREAD_SUPPORT -D_REENTRANT -Wnon-virtual-dtor -Wno-long-long -Wundef -Wall -W -Wpointer-arith -Wwrite-strings -ansi -D_XOPEN_SOURCE=500 -D_BSD_SOURCE -Wcast-align -Wconversion -Wchar-subscripts -O2 -Wformat-security -Wmissing-format-attribute -fno-exceptions -fno-check-new -fno-common -DQT_PLUGIN -MT polyester.lo -MD -MP -MF ".deps/polyester.Tpo" -c -o polyester.lo polyester.cpp; \
then mv -f ".deps/polyester.Tpo" ".deps/polyester.Plo"; else rm -f ".deps/polyester.Tpo"; exit 1; fi
polyester.cpp: In member function `void PolyesterStyle::animate()':
polyester.cpp:255: error: `abs' undeclared (first use this function)
polyester.cpp:255: error: (Each undeclared identifier is reported only once for
each function it appears in.)
make[3]: *** [polyester.lo] Error 1
make[3]: Leaving directory `/home/john/polyester-0.6.5/style'
make[2]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/john/polyester-0.6.5/style'
make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/john/polyester-0.6.5'
make: *** [all] Error 2

I'm curious as to why the error.

Thanks,
John - Jan 01 2006