Re. subsurface: FTBFS in experimental

Robert C. Helling helling at
Wed Aug 26 12:39:38 PDT 2015


> On 26 Aug 2015, at 20:10, Lutz Vieweg <lvml at <mailto:lvml at>> wrote:
> I don't know anything about copr yet, and I am kind of sure that the
> way I built Subsurface for CentOS (in a freely relocateable directory
> which holds everything including a script which deduces the required
> environment-variable settings from its own path, setting up a symbolic
> link under /tmp/ to work as an "anchor" for the --prefix=... setting)
> will probably violate tons of RHEL distribution policies ;-)

I don’t know anything about CentOS, but these days I happen to build subsurface on Macs which only have homebrew which should be much more basic than any Linux distribution package manager. But here, I just have to install a few libraries (namely, quoting from the INSTALL file  asciidoc libzip sqlite cmake libusb pkg-config automake libtool), then, and I admit that is a bit painful, install Qt5 from sources and all the rest is (or at least should be) handled by the subsurface build script (in scripts/ I don’t have to set any environment variable, fix paths or such. I am surprised the experience is so much different for you.

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