[sword-devel] Building Mandrake x86_64 RPMs

Brian Schroeder bandds at airnet.com.au
Sun Jan 23 19:06:22 MST 2005

David Blue (Mailing List Addy) wrote:
> On Saturday 22 January 2005 11:56 am, Alvin Smith wrote:
>>I don't know, but I switched to the Debian distribution because I wanted to
>>have Bibletime and Gnomesword working on my computer.  No compiling needed.
>>It just works (TM).
>>I was using Fedora Core 2 at the time, another RPM based distribution.  I
>>had it all working under Fedora Core 1, but the upgrade broke something...
>>Having the Bible on my computer is very important to me.  When I found out
>>that I could install it with a couple of mouse clicks under Debian, that
>>was all I needed to know!
> Not sure where to cut this quote, but anyway, Mandrake has rpm's too that 
> "just work"...that is unless you're on a 64bit system. For some reason, 
> bibletime doesn't like 64bit at the moment from what I understand so you sort 
> of have to compile it.
> I personally don't use the rpm packages (and I wouldn't use the deb's either 
> for the same reason) 'cause I use CVS/SVN for bibletime & sword since I like 
> testing and contributing.

64-bit Mandrake is what I am using.  I assumed I could simply
install the 32-bit RPMs (although, I didn't try), but wanted to
get the 64-bit versions working.  In the past (on my old machine)
I compiled the tar.gz editions, but I thought it would be a good
idea to get the RPMs working.

With a bit of effort I have succeeded with sword and bibletime.
But I am finding gnomesword a bit more difficult!


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