Saturday, August 20, 2005

I'm trying to get eMule, well, not eMule, since it's only available for windows, running on my laptop.

First I was trying to get lmule running, which required "wx widgets" or something.

I built the required wx libraries, and found that the compilation wouldn't complete.
I wondered if it was because I'd not specified the correct switches when I configured and built the wx libraries.

I built the wx libraries again, with different switches on the configuration, and waited another 20 minutes or so for it to compile.

I tried to compile lmule again, and it still wouldn't compile, failing with the same error again, something along the lines of:

"xh_frame.cpp:32: error: `wxDEFAULT_DIALOG_STYLE' undeclared (first use this function)".

I tried using apt to install a few of the debian packaged wx libraries, but this still didn't allow the compile to work.

I googled for the error, didn't turn up much, but one thing that I did find was the advice "you'd better use amule instead. Grab it from linuxpackages."

I started looking around for that, and found amule, looking a bit more promising. I downloaded it, and started following the instructions here.

The first thing, was that I had to make sure that I didn't have any of the wx libraries on there, so I went about removing everything that I had installed.

After that, I then found that I had to install the wx libraries. Hmm, the same libraries I'd already built and installed twice.

I set them off to compile again, and then installed them all again.

I configured aMule, which configured, but complained that it couldn't find GD on my machine, so that it wasn't going to generate status bar images.

I installed a debian package, "libgd2-xpm-dev", which includes gd.h, but it made no difference. I tried setting the LD_LIBRARY_PATH to include the include directory containing gd.h, but it made no difference.

I gave up, and built it without the gd support anyway.

It works, still generates the progress bar, but doesn't display the percentage on it.

I don't like all the windows style icons and animations, what's up with that?

Oh well, it works, I can download stuff, so I don't care.

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