[sword-devel] Building Mandrake x86_64 RPMs

Pierre Benz pbenz at imaginet.co.za
Mon Jan 24 15:21:31 MST 2005

What seems to be the issues with GnomeSword? what is the output that you
seem to be having?
BTW, if you do have issues, there is a GnomeSword mailing list where you
can go to for GnomeSword help. I would love to help you through your
issues..... sorry for sounding to deliverance ministry-ish :)


On Mon, 2005-01-24 at 12:36 +1030, Brian Schroeder wrote:
> 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!
> Brian.
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