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rebuilding meld

Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:13 pm

What are the latest commands needed to rebuild & install the latest version of meld onto the rpi4/buster? Seems it is now up to version 20, but they don't give the steps needed.

https://meldmerge.org

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Re: rebuilding meld

Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:23 pm

the README in the source gives all necessary information: requirements, build requirements, build commands, etc.
https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/meld

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Re: rebuilding meld

Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:48 pm

I got this far in compiling meld.

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sudo apt install -y libgtksourceview-3.0-dev python3-cairo-dev intltool libxml2-utils
wget https://download.gnome.org/sources/meld/3.20/meld-3.20.1.tar.xz
xz -d /home/pi/meld-3.20.1.tar.xz
tar -xf /home/pi/meld-3.20.1.tar

cd /home/pi/meld-3.20.1
/home/pi/meld-3.20.1/setup.py build
sudo /home/pi/meld-3.20.1/setup.py install
Attempting to run meld results in "illegal instruction" error, but here's a head start for you. I will report back if I get any farther.
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Re: rebuilding meld

Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:31 pm

the README in the source gives all necessary information: requirements, build requirements, build commands, etc.
Yes I tried all that a few times, but just ended up with different errors...so not sure if I'm doing something wrong (not using proper or the exact commands), the instructions are wrong, or something needs done to the rpi beyond those, or maybe it simply won't work not matter what is done. That is the basis for my question...has anyone been able to make it go?

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Re: rebuilding meld

Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:34 pm

picandies wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:31 pm
That is the basis for my question...has anyone been able to make it go?
Kind of. Before I installed libgtksourceview-3.0-dev, if I clicked Meld in the menu, a simple GUI would pop up! The GUI said something close to "Meld needs GtkSourceView 3.14 or later to run".
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Re: rebuilding meld

Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:29 am

Thanks botspot ---your imaginative command sequence did the trick

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Re: rebuilding meld

Mon Jan 20, 2020 1:16 pm

picandies wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:29 am
Thanks botspot ---your imaginative command sequence did the trick
You got meld to open properly? :o
I didn't, though I think I was close. Did you have to run any more commands than the ones I suggested?
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Re: rebuilding meld

Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:50 pm

botspot:
It worked perfectly, just using the command block you initially specified...no extras were needed.
I am now running meld 3.20.1 on the rpi3 and also rpi4

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Re: rebuilding meld

Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:47 pm

Oh, now it's working for me too. Wow, I'm surprised I got a successful command sequence without it even working for me!
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