Subject: Patch: Psiconv in peer directory
From: Frodo Looijaard (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Dec 28 2000 - 17:06:16 CST
As requested, I have made a version of psiconv that can be distributed with
AbiWord. As it is rather too big to send to this list (around 170K after
gzipping), I have instead put it on my website. You can find it at
You will also need to apply the patch which is both attached to this mail
and can also be found as
WARNING: This patch will enable psiconv for all platforms, even though
it is not tested on all of them! Compile failures may follow!
Apply at your own risk...
Some comments on the build system (please read this before applying it):
* First the peer directory is checked; if nothing is found in it,
the system directories /usr/include and /usr/local/include are
checked for a `psiconv' directory, and if found, a system-wide
install is assumed. The system-wide install check is probably only
good enough for Unix, but you can't have everything.
* If the peer directory psiconv is used, it is linked statically to
the abiword binary; if a system-wide install is used, a
dynamically linked library will be picked up if found.
* The intermediate object files and the resulting library are not
put into the global build library, but in the psiconv peer
directory. If somebody wants to change that, he is welcome to do
so; but right now, it makes life a lot easier on me. As there is
no difference between debug builds and normal builds for libpsiconv,
it should be safe.
* Psiconv uses autoconf, automake and libtool. It builds completely
independent of the abi tree. It picks up its own versions of
functions not generally available on all platforms, instead of
the abiword ones. Again, if people want to, they are free to change
* I have removed the ABI_OPT_PSICONV Makefile define
* I have put psiconv into require/xp/Makefile . If it turns out not
to build at all for certain platforms, we will have to move it
to the platform-dependent Makefiles.
* The version of libpsiconv is the same as in the package psiconv-0.8.0.
You will need to apply the patchset I sent earlier before it will all
compile. Because of the double patch, you may get some warnings when
applying this; line offset faults should be harmless, though.
I'm looking forward to all compilation problems ;-)
-- Frodo Looijaard <email@example.com> PGP key and more: http://huizen.dds.nl/~frodol Defenestration n. (formal or joc.): The act of removing Windows from your computer in disgust, usually followed by the installation of Linux or some other Unix-like operating system.
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