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xfce:building [2013/03/15 05:00]
kevinbowen [From the code repository] updated references from 4.8 to 4.10
xfce:building [2018/01/03 18:37] (current)
skunnyk [Build requirements]
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   * [[http://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​GNU_toolchain|A working GNU toolchain]]   * [[http://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​GNU_toolchain|A working GNU toolchain]]
   * Gtk+ and Glib headers, in some distributions called the -devel packages ​   * Gtk+ and Glib headers, in some distributions called the -devel packages ​
 +    * Xfce 4.14 requires Gtk+ 3.22 and Glib 2.42
 +    * Xfce 4.12 requires Gtk+ 2.24 and Glib 2.30
     * Xfce 4.10 requires Gtk+ 2.20 and Glib 2.24     * Xfce 4.10 requires Gtk+ 2.20 and Glib 2.24
     * Xfce 4.8 requires Gtk+ 2.14 and Glib 2.20     * Xfce 4.8 requires Gtk+ 2.14 and Glib 2.20
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 ^ xfdesktop | libxfce4ui, xfconf, libwnck, exo ((was optional in 4.8)) | thunarx, garcon, libnotify | ^ xfdesktop | libxfce4ui, xfconf, libwnck, exo ((was optional in 4.8)) | thunarx, garcon, libnotify |
 ^ xfce4-appfinder | libxfce4ui, garcon, gio ((new dependency since 4.10)) | | ^ xfce4-appfinder | libxfce4ui, garcon, gio ((new dependency since 4.10)) | |
-^ xfce-utils ((deprecated fince Xfce 4.10, file conflicts with other packages)) | libxfce4ui | dbus-glib |+<del>xfce-utils</​del> ​((deprecated fince Xfce 4.10, file conflicts with other packages)) | libxfce4ui | dbus-glib |
 ^ gtk-xfce-engine-2 | gtk+ | | ^ gtk-xfce-engine-2 | gtk+ | |
 ^ tumbler | dbus-glib, gio, gmodule, gdk-pixbuf | freetype-config (fonts), jpeg (jpeg thumbnails from exif), libffmpegthumbnailer (video), gstreamer-0.10 (video), poppler-glib (pdf), libgsf (odf), libopenraw-gnome (various raw images) | ^ tumbler | dbus-glib, gio, gmodule, gdk-pixbuf | freetype-config (fonts), jpeg (jpeg thumbnails from exif), libffmpegthumbnailer (video), gstreamer-0.10 (video), poppler-glib (pdf), libgsf (odf), libopenraw-gnome (various raw images) |
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   export CFLAGS="​-O2 -pipe"   export CFLAGS="​-O2 -pipe"
-  ​+  
 +If you want a debugging environment,​ unset the CFLAGS and use ''​%%--enable-debug%%'',​ see below for the different debug levels. 
 + 
 +  export CFLAGS=""​
 ===== Compiling and installing ===== ===== Compiling and installing =====
  
-Next step is compiling the various packages following the dependency chain above. If you have downloaded the tarballs, you need to unpack them before going on. Inside each package directory you should run the following command:+Next step is compiling the various packages following the dependency chain above. If you have downloaded the tarballs, you will need to unpack them before going on. Inside each package directory you should run the following command:
  
   ./configure --prefix=${PREFIX} && make && make install   ./configure --prefix=${PREFIX} && make && make install
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   ./​autogen.sh --prefix=${PREFIX} && make && make install   ./​autogen.sh --prefix=${PREFIX} && make && make install
  
-Specific configure options for each package can be shown with ''​%%./​configure --help%%''​. Note that most packages benefit ​speed if you pass the configure option ''​%%--disable-debug%%'', ​however ​if you want to provide backtraces or test new code, no ''​$CFLAGS'',​ no binary stripping and ''​%%--enable-debug=full%%''​ are recommended. Please note that ''​%%--disable-debug%%''​ is not available for xfce4-dev-tools.+Specific configure options for each package can be shown with ''​%%./​configure --help%%''​. Note that most packages ​will see a performance ​benefit if passed ​the configure option ''​%%--disable-debug%%''​.  
 + 
 +However, if you want to provide backtraces or test new code, no ''​$CFLAGS'',​ no binary stripping and ''​%%--enable-debug=full%%''​ are recommended. Please note that ''​%%--disable-debug%%''​ is not available for xfce4-dev-tools.
  
 <​note>​When reusing the ''​%%./​configure%%''​ script while building from GIT remember to pass the flag ''​%%--enable-maintainer-mode%%''​.</​note>​ <​note>​When reusing the ''​%%./​configure%%''​ script while building from GIT remember to pass the flag ''​%%--enable-maintainer-mode%%''​.</​note>​
  
-If you install the package in a public prefix, for example ''/​usr''​ or ''/​usr/​local'',​ you need to run ''​make install'' ​in sudo. This way you will be asked for the system administrator password and have write permissions in those locations.+If you install the package in a public prefix, for example ''/​usr''​ or ''/​usr/​local'',​ you will need to run ''​make install'' ​using sudo. This wayyou will be asked for the system administrator password and will have write permissions ​to install ​in those locations.
  
   sudo make install   sudo make install
 +
 +==== Debug Levels ====
 +
 +Most Xfce modules use the m4 macro //​XDT_FEATURE_DEBUG//​ to manage the debug compiler levels. If so there are a number of options possible for ''​%%--enable-debug=%%''​
 +
 +? no
 +! Cast checks and asserts in the Glib macros are disabled, this might be a tad faster, but it can results in segfaults and unexpected crashes.
 +? minimum
 +! This is the same as ''​%%--disable-debug%%''​. No additional compiler options are added, but checks in Glib are not disabled. This is the recommended level for users and distributions. ​
 +? yes
 +! A number of ''​$CFLAGS''​ are set to check the code for different errors. During configure you'll see all the options are tested to avoid binaries that do not work.
 +? full
 +! Same as the level above, including ''​-Werror''​ so the compilers aborts during compiler errors. The compiler will also generate binaries with debug information suitable for [[:​contribute:​bugs:​|backtraces]] and memory checks. This is the recommended level for developers or users who want to report bugs.
  
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