newpg won't compile (RANT!)
Mon Jul 14 04:02:02 2003
I can't seem to get "newpg" to compile for me because it can't find
libgcrypt-config, despite the fact that it's in the same bloody directory as
I'm trying to freakin' compile newpg!
This is driving me bug-nuts because I can't use PGP/GPG in KMail w/o using a
plugin now, and the freakin' plugins aren't available as "drop-in" packages,
and I can't compile the stupid plugins because they refuse to recognize that
pre-requisite programs are installed!
Why the bloody hell can't someone fix this stupid thing!?!? I'm sure I'm not
the first person who can't compile newpg!
I apologize, but I've tried installing libgcrypt from a pre-compiled package
and when that didn't work, I built a package from the tarball (using
"checkinstall") and when THAT didn't work, I copied the libgcrypt-config to
my /usr/local directory and when THAT didn't work, I copied the
libgcrypt-config to the directory where I was TRYING to build newpg!
Now, will SOMEONE please tell me how to fix this broken package? I'm not
exactly your average bozo who just picked up a RedHat CD and installed it!
I've been running linux for about 3-4 years now and been building packages
for about half that long and long since learned to install from a tarball,
but this is ridiculous!
I'm trying to build "newpg-0.9.4" and I have "libgcrypt-1.1.12" installed and
"libksba-0.4.7-1" installed. Newpg is the next step according to the "how-to"
instructions from KDE on getting encryption working and I can't build the
bloody package if it refuses to find the prerequisites!
As I have mentioned before, this is a RH9.0 system. I upgraded from RH 8.0 and
have upgraded ALL the KDE packages and everything even remotely related!
Thanks for your time and assistance and my apologies for the rant, but I have
to get this off my chest!