error in Book? (gnome-print)

Denis Hannibal-Smith at
Wed Sep 8 09:53:00 PDT 2004

On Wed, 08 Sep 2004 18:36:30 +0200, Denis wrote:

> On Wed, 08 Sep 2004 13:49:14 +0100, Andrew Benton wrote:
>> Denis wrote:
>>> I think I found a little error. I had problems running the configure
>>> script even though I had everything stated as required installed. Then I
>>> found out, that I was missing some xml library. That was
>>> strange, since I had libxml2-2.6.9 installed. After some trial&error I
>>> discovered, that the missing library was libxml-1.8.17. Shouldn't that be
>>> stated in the book?
>> What was the error? libgnomeprint-2.6.2 and libgnomeprintui-2.6.2 
>> install fine for me without libxml-1. I used to install it but a couple 
>> of months ago I had a clear out. I went through everything and couldn't 
>> see anything that needed it so I took it out of my build scripts. 
>> Building without it didn't cause any problems for me so it stayed out.
>>     Having said that, Gnome print doesn't work perfectly. It always puts 
>> an extra sheet of paper through the printer after it's finished. And on 
>> the computer upstairs, which has a different printer, I had to configure 
>> Abiword to not use Gnome Print at all. The font metrics were all messed 
>> up. The words overlapped as though spaces had negative widths. Building 
>> it again without the --enable-gnome switch cured that. I wonder if the 
>> problems are related?
>>     Yours Andrew Benton.
> I don't really know about your problem (just a N00b), but I thought it was
> a mistake, especially since the book states to patch gnome-print in order
> to recognize the right version of libxml, but doesn't say whether it is
> required or even optional.

I reread your post now, and think there is a misunderstanding. I didn't
try to install libgnomeprint or libgnomeprintui but "GNOME Print-0.37". It
complained about not finding libxml during configuration. The book only
says that it need Pixel-Buffer but not libxml. 

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