Patrick Dupre Patrick.Dupre at
Fri Mar 8 20:59:48 UTC 2013


I received comments about installing packages not built for fedora.
Is it an acceptable comment?

I would like to install scidavis. Unfortunately, yum install scidavis
fails: No package scidavis available
What are the other options?
1) scidavis is available for fedora 14 (and 15?), but not for newest versions:
fedora 16 shown up last year!
2) try to find a binary distribution for linux, like
supposed to work opn fedora:
but then:
./scidavis: error while loading shared libraries:  
cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
fedora 18 provides:
3) from the sources: scidavis-0.2.4.tar.bz2
but the compilation fails:

cd scidavis/ && make -f Makefile
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/misc/scidavis/scidavis-0.2.4/scidavis'
g++ -c -pipe -O2 -g -pipe -Wall -Wp,-D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2  
-fstack-protector --param=ssp-buffer-size=4 -m64 -mtune=generic -O2  
-DPYTHON_UTIL_PATH=\"/usr/share/scidavis\" -DSCRIPTING_PYTHON  
-DQT_PLUGIN -DTS_PATH=\"/usr/share/scidavis/translations\"  
-DDOC_PATH=\"/usr/share/doc/scidavis\" -DLEGACY_CODE_0_2_x  
-DQT_CORE_LIB -DQT_SHARED -I/usr/lib64/qt4/mkspecs/linux-g++ -I.  
-I/usr/include/QtCore -I/usr/include/QtNetwork -I/usr/include/QtGui  
-I/usr/include/QtOpenGL -I/usr/include/QtXml -I/usr/include/Qt3Support  
-I/usr/include/QtSvg -I/usr/include -I/usr/include/python2.7  
-I/usr/include/python2.7 -I../3rdparty/qwtplot3d/include  
-I../3rdparty/qwt/src -I/usr/include/muParser -Isrc -Isrc/future  
-I/usr/src/misc/scidavis/scidavis-0.2.4/tmp/scidavis -I. -o  
../tmp/scidavis/MuParserScript.o src/MuParserScript.cpp
In file included from src/Table.h:39:0,
                  from src/MuParserScript.cpp:36:
src/Graph.h:39:22: fatal error: qwt_plot.h: No such file or directory
compilation terminated.
make[1]: *** [../tmp/scidavis/MuParserScript.o] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/misc/scidavis/scidavis-0.2.4/scidavis'
make: *** [sub-scidavis-make_default] Error 2

while qwt_plot.h  is in /usr/include/qwt/qwt_plot.h or  

My impression is that people should make some efforts to offer only a  
few numbers of distributions
and collaborate to offer a nice and polished distribution!
Do not insult me for my point of view.


  Patrick DUPRÉ                          | |  email: pdupre at
  Laboratoire de Physico-Chimie de l'Atmosphère
  Université du Littoral-Côte d'Opale      | |
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