I have been using Linux
since Red Hat 5! Lots of experience compiling and installing programs - even back in the days when the only way you discovered the source file you were attempting to compile had missing dependencies. Took many downloads of other source files that in turn had their own dependencies. I have successfully installed kdenlive using cmake, after compiling and installing the program's considerable number of dependencies. Order of compilation and installation
itself is an issue. Difference is, the kdenlive maintainers clearly state what dependencies are necessary and for the most part where to get them.
Compiling and installing opencpn
from source is problematic because this kind of guidance is missing. Which flavours of some dependencies are needed. Perl or some other format? Regarding development packages, which of those are required as well?
In all of my experience with Linux
, I have never come as close to giving up as I am to abandoning my effort compiling and installing opencpn
as now. All of the source dependencies I know of compile and install error free. But, opencpn still refuses to give.
How about specifics regarding dependencies and where they can be obtained? Order of installation