Source builder kinks

Joel Sherrill joel.sherrill at
Thu Dec 11 20:12:15 UTC 2014

On 12/11/2014 2:05 PM, Steve B wrote:
> Hello all,
> Using the source builder to build something this morning I found that
> the zlib was missing on Linux Mint (which is effectively Ubuntu). I
> also run into errors later on because of missing ncurses-devel and
> python2.7-dev (I assume that's the right package because python is
> there by default but the error said it wasn't). Seems like the source
> builder starts from the beginning taking another hour each time though
> some of the big intermediate steps were already compiled.
> Maybe these could get added to the sb-check script so they're
> identified before running into build errors? And, is there any way to
> invoke the source builder without re-doing things that have already
> successfully compiled?
Chris and I have had this discussion so I will give a quick answer.

sb-check knows how to check for missing commands not missing libraries.
We haven't figured out a good solution to how to generally probe.

If you have ideas, we are listening. :)

> Cheers,
> Steve

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