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Re: Build/install issues for 20080313-r890


Hello Neil!

Please wait some time.
Now I write the new version of "install.txt" file, but I have not so much time for this.

I have been packaging 20080313-r890 on Archlinux and have come across
a number of issues:

1) The master makefile still expects "help" at the top-level of the
source tree although it now resides under "doc" in kicad-doc. This
requires relocation of the help directory after extraction (also see
3, later).

Do not use the old makefiles for KiCad building!

Use new CMake build system.
Please trace for the news at

2) The "help" makefile installs to $PREFIX/share/

doc/kicad instead of
$PREFIX/share/doc/kicad/help. This results in the various programs not
being able to find their help files.

3) I understand the sense behind splitting the source into 3 separate
tarballs but having kicad-doc and kicad-library extract into similarly
named directories is a real pain for packagers. Could it be changed so
that all tarballs extract to the directory "kicad"?

- Neil Darlow

Igor Plyatov

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