Lamest make error I've ever seen

Jon jonforthewin at gmail.com
Tue Jan 8 04:37:49 EST 2008


I'm attempting to build Pidign 2.3.1 with OpenBSD 4.2 i386 using:

MSGFMT=/`which msgfmt` ./configure --disable-gtkui --disable-gstreamer
--disable-perl --prefix=$HOME/local/ --enable-gnutls=yes -with-x=no
-with-gnutls-includes=/usr/local/include/ -with-gnutls-libs=/usr/local/lib/

The end of the configure script's output is
{

pidgin 2.3.1

Build GTK+ 2.x UI............. : no
Build console UI.............. : no
Build for X11................. : no

Enable Gestures............... : yes
Protocols to build dynamically : gg irc jabber msnp9 myspace novell
oscar qq silc10 simple yahoo zephyr
Protocols to link statically.. :

Build with GStreamer support.. : no
Build with D-Bus support...... : no
Build with NetworkManager..... : no
SSL Library/Libraries......... : GnuTLS
Build with Cyrus SASL support. : no
Use kerberos 4 with zephyr.... : no
Use external libzephyr........ : no
Has you....................... : yes

Use XScreenSaver Extension.... : no
Use X Session Management...... : no
Use startup notification...... : no
Build with GtkSpell support... : no

Build with plugin support..... : yes
Build with Mono support....... : no
Build with Perl support....... : no
Build with Tcl support........ : no
Build with Tk support......... : no

Print debugging messages...... : no

}

The end of make's output
{

Making all in example
Making all in doc
Making all in m4macros
Making all in po
Making all in share/ca-certs
Making all in share/sounds
make: don't know how to make pidgin.desktop. Stop in /home/jon/pidgin-2.3.1.
*** Error code 1

Stop in /home/jon/pidgin-2.3.1 (line 507 of Makefile).
*** Error code 1

Stop in /home/jon/pidgin-2.3.1 (line 388 of Makefile).

}

I'm not building the binary pidgin here even if --with-x=no didn't
COMPLETELY DISABLE the need for a .desktop file (which it did).

What should be omitted from the configure script(s) or whatever in the
rest of the tarball to get around this mistake?

Why isn't whether this is done or not determined by what --with-x is set
to? (As this is a headless server _without_ X installed.)

How could this possibly considered a fatal error?, make should keep making.



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