[GRASS-dev] Having trouble building GRASS from source and asking for help

Paul Schrum paul.schrum at gmail.com
Tue May 16 08:49:56 PDT 2017


Thanks for your help.  My intent?  I am a GSoC student.  All I want to do
is get GRASS to build (and later PDAL) so I can start coding on my
project.  I am not blindly following the instructions on the linked wiki
page, but almost blindly in that I do not understand most of the context of
the specifics.

My preference would be to skip it if it is not essential for my objective.
By skipping this, I come to another mystery statement in the instructions.
I will post them by starting a separate thread.

- Paul

On Tue, May 16, 2017 at 4:40 AM, Nikos Alexandris <nik at nikosalexandris.net>

> * Paul Schrum <paul.schrum at gmail.com> [2017-05-15 16:14:12 -0400]:
> I am attempting to build GRASS on my machine and I suppose I am having
>> trouble.  I am so bewildered by all of this I can't actually be sure.  I
>> am
>> posting to request help.  Here is my situation:
>> I am new to GRASS development, and I am working on GSoC on integrating
>> interoperability.   I have not yet set up my project's wiki page or I
>> would
>> link it in this sentence.
>> I am running OSGeo-live on Oracle Virtual Box with my base OS being
>> Windows
>> 8.1.
>> My mentor, Vashek Petras, directed me to start here:
>> https://grasswiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Compile_and_Install_Ubuntu#Dependencies
>> and work through the build procedure.  On that page, I got down as far
>> as "simple
>> configure, compile and install" and ran that once.  I don't remember what
>> it told me, but I figured it was okay since I could always do it again, so
>> I executed the next line (under the "or"):
>> ./configure && make -j2  &&  sudo checkinstall
>> When I do this, I get the message
>> Building Debian package... FAILED!
> Note, checkinstall is mean to help installing software that you can
> easily uninstall later on if and when you wish so.
> Do you intend to build a .deb package to install it afterwards
> on a system that uses deb packages?  If not, I suggest that you don't
> use checkinstall at all.  See also Vaclav's answer in his own post in
> this thread.
> What you could do, after configuring and before actually compiling, is
> perhaps you want to look at/run `make check` (see
> http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1735473/what-does-make-check-do#1735553
> ).
> Nikos
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