When I try to configure Inkscape 0.44, I get a message:
checking gc.h usability... yes
checking gc.h presence... yes
checking for gc.h... yes
checking for GC_init in -lgc... yes
checking libgc version 6.4+... 6.3.255 no
configure: error: libgc (the Boehm Conservative Collector) 6.4+, is needed to compile
inkscape -- http://www.hpl.hp.com/personal/Hans_Boehm/gc
I have libgc 6.7 installed, so I'm not certain why Inkscape doesn't like it. Any
Some questions first:
- Did you just do "./configure" or did you explicitly specify the gc path?
- gc isn't a slackware package, where did you download it from? Or did
you compile it from source?
Basically this is the little test program (modified from "configure"
file) to extract the gc version:
# include <gc/gc.h>
# include <gc.h>
extern unsigned GC_version;
printf("%d.%d.%d\n",GC_version >> 16, (GC_version >> 8) &
GC_version & 0xFF);
(Don't forget to compile with '-l gc' flag, or else GC_version symbol
will not be found)
Once this little program prints a valid version number (6.4+), the
"configure" script will work fine.
I am also running Slackware-current and I didn't have any problems at
all with the configuration script.
- Spyros Blanas