[rrd-users] Trying to build rrdtool 1.4.1 on RedHat EL4

Tobias Oetiker tobi at oetiker.ch
Tue Nov 3 03:44:31 CET 2009

Hi Ulf,

the spec file has not been updated recently ...

you should not need intltool at all and for pango a lower version
might do as well ... the problem with pango is that the library is
under heavy development and apart form new featueres there are also
important bugfixes going in ... if I remember corectly there were
several memory management issues which were resolved over time (not
sure which version). In essence the newer the better, but you
should be able use older versions to, I am not using any
particularly fancy features of pango ...


Yesterday Ulf Zimmermann wrote:

> I am looking at building RRDtool 1.4.1 for our EL4 environment. Looking the spec file which was included in the source tar of 1.4.1, it has certain requirements:
> Pango >= 1.14
> Intltool >= 0.35.0
> Both these are not provided by RedHat in a recent enough version, nor are they available in for example rpmforge. Can anyone point me to the exact reasons for requiring the above versions? Would it be possible to change the .spec to the lower version, which could cause consequences.
> Ulf.

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