Difference between versions--Question

K S lawisking at gmail.com
Wed Jan 4 04:38:52 CET 2023

Thank you!


On Tue, Jan 3, 2023 at 9:05 PM Todd Zullinger via Gnupg-users <
gnupg-users at gnupg.org> wrote:

> K S via Gnupg-users wrote:
> > It would be helpful to know why I can't get compression in my build. I've
> > tried to build from source three times now.
> >
> > There are so many packages in Ubuntu with zip, zlib, and bzip2 in the
> name
> > I can't begin to try them all. I've looked at config.log and it doesn't
> > give much help.
> The config.log should show some information about the
> compression algorithms, likely found searching for "zip" in
> the output.
> Building from source does require a bit of familiarity with
> the system on which you are building.  While you shouldn't
> need to randomly try all the packages, knowing where to look
> for ideas will help.
> I don't use Ubuntu or Debian, but if I were trying to build
> gnupg from source I'd start by looking at what build
> dependencies are required by the system packages.
> In the case of gnupg, you can see that in the debian/control
> file:
> https://salsa.debian.org/debian/gnupg2/-/blob/7f5e9b1b/debian/control#L9-43
> https://git.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnupg2/tree/debian/control#n10
> You can install those build dependencies via something like:
>     apt-get build-dep gnupg2
> The debian/rules file is usually also interesting; seeing
> what configure and make options are used can be helpful.
> Some of the dependencies for the current gnupg may be newer
> than what is required by the gnupg2 package in Ubuntu and/or
> provided by the OS.  You may first need to build those newer
> dependencies.
> If so, you need to be careful not to interfere with the OS
> libraries which are used by other packages on the system.
> It can get "interesting" trying to update something which is
> quite a core dependency of the operating system.
> --
> Todd
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