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Building from source fails

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Building from source fails

Helpful | Level 6

I followed the build instructions at https://help.dropbox.com/installs-integrations/desktop/linux-commands#build , changing only the name of the source file.  The source file I downloaded is the latest,   nautilus-dropbox-2020.03.04.tar.bz2.

 

I am building on CentOS 8 (sure wish I didn't have to and that the rpm build worked for CentOS as well as Fedora).

 

When I ran the ./configure; make; make install command, the build failed.  The output received is shown below.  Scroll to the bottom of the block to see the missing config/variables/etc.; I didn't want to leave out the long list of checks in case there's something important there.

 

Any thoughts on nexst steps?  I'm finding a lot of problem using DropBox on anything other than Windows.

 

[dale@dpcent801 nautilus-dropbox-2020.03.04]$ ./configure; make; make install;
configure: loading site script /usr/share/config.site
checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking whether build environment is sane... yes
checking for a thread-safe mkdir -p... /usr/bin/mkdir -p
checking for gawk... gawk
checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... yes
checking whether make supports nested variables... yes
checking for gcc... gcc
checking whether the C compiler works... yes
checking for C compiler default output file name... a.out
checking for suffix of executables... 
checking whether we are cross compiling... no
checking for suffix of object files... o
checking whether we are using the GNU C compiler... yes
checking whether gcc accepts -g... yes
checking for gcc option to accept ISO C89... none needed
checking whether gcc understands -c and -o together... yes
checking for style of include used by make... GNU
checking dependency style of gcc... gcc3
checking build system type... x86_64-pc-linux-gnu
checking host system type... x86_64-pc-linux-gnu
checking how to print strings... printf
checking for a sed that does not truncate output... /usr/bin/sed
checking for grep that handles long lines and -e... /usr/bin/grep
checking for egrep... /usr/bin/grep -E
checking for fgrep... /usr/bin/grep -F
checking for ld used by gcc... /usr/bin/ld
checking if the linker (/usr/bin/ld) is GNU ld... yes
checking for BSD- or MS-compatible name lister (nm)... /usr/bin/nm -B
checking the name lister (/usr/bin/nm -B) interface... BSD nm
checking whether ln -s works... yes
checking the maximum length of command line arguments... 1572864
checking how to convert x86_64-pc-linux-gnu file names to x86_64-pc-linux-gnu format... func_convert_file_noop
checking how to convert x86_64-pc-linux-gnu file names to toolchain format... func_convert_file_noop
checking for /usr/bin/ld option to reload object files... -r
checking for objdump... objdump
checking how to recognize dependent libraries... pass_all
checking for dlltool... no
checking how to associate runtime and link libraries... printf %s\n
checking for ar... ar
checking for archiver @FILE support... @
checking for strip... strip
checking for ranlib... ranlib
checking command to parse /usr/bin/nm -B output from gcc object... ok
checking for sysroot... no
checking for a working dd... /usr/bin/dd
checking how to truncate binary pipes... /usr/bin/dd bs=4096 count=1
checking for mt... no
checking if : is a manifest tool... no
checking how to run the C preprocessor... gcc -E
checking for ANSI C header files... yes
checking for sys/types.h... yes
checking for sys/stat.h... yes
checking for stdlib.h... yes
checking for string.h... yes
checking for memory.h... yes
checking for strings.h... yes
checking for inttypes.h... yes
checking for stdint.h... yes
checking for unistd.h... yes
checking for dlfcn.h... yes
checking for objdir... .libs
checking if gcc supports -fno-rtti -fno-exceptions... no
checking for gcc option to produce PIC... -fPIC -DPIC
checking if gcc PIC flag -fPIC -DPIC works... yes
checking if gcc static flag -static works... no
checking if gcc supports -c -o file.o... yes
checking if gcc supports -c -o file.o... (cached) yes
checking whether the gcc linker (/usr/bin/ld -m elf_x86_64) supports shared libraries... yes
checking whether -lc should be explicitly linked in... no
checking dynamic linker characteristics... GNU/Linux ld.so
checking how to hardcode library paths into programs... immediate
checking whether stripping libraries is possible... yes
checking if libtool supports shared libraries... yes
checking whether to build shared libraries... yes
checking whether to build static libraries... yes
checking for pkg-config... yes
checking for pkg-config... /usr/bin/pkg-config
checking pkg-config is at least version 0.9.0... yes
checking for NAUTILUS... no
configure: error: Package requirements (libnautilus-extension >= 2.16.0) were not met:

Package 'libnautilus-extension', required by 'virtual:world', not found

Consider adjusting the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable if you
installed software in a non-standard prefix.

Alternatively, you may set the environment variables NAUTILUS_CFLAGS
and NAUTILUS_LIBS to avoid the need to call pkg-config.
See the pkg-config man page for more details.
make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found.  Stop.
make: *** No rule to make target 'install'.  Stop.

 

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Re: Building from source fails

Dropboxer

Hi @dalepres; how are you today?

 

I'm sorry to hear you're having an issue with installing our desktop app on your CentOs machine. Let's take a look at your error log now!

 

I can see towards the end of the log that some package requirements for nautilus were not met. Can you try installing the libatomic package and then attempt to re-compile from source? 

 

Let me know how you get on! 



Walter
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
https://dropbox.com/support


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Re: Building from source fails

Explorer | Level 4

I am a novus linux user. I have libatomic installed but I still get the above mentioned error. Anything else to try?

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Re: Building from source fails

Super Collaborator | Level 20

Hi @nasdrop,

If you have received similar (or same) message, just install corresponding development package (containing header files and package config description file - extension '.pc'). 😉 Note that package name according to pkg-config and official OS package manager usually match, but it's not mandatory to be the same!

In the case, described by @dalepres, missing package name is 'libnautilus-extension' (pkg-config name) accrding to:

configure: error: Package requirements (libnautilus-extension >= 2.16.0) were not met:

Package 'libnautilus-extension', required by 'virtual:world', not found

Consider adjusting the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable if you
installed software in a non-standard prefix.

For Fedora (and similar) system package name is nautilus-devel; for Ubuntu (and similar) system package name is libnautilus-extension-dev. In the both cases there is 'libnautilus-extension.pc' file on appropriate place. In similar way, other packages, needed according to the corresponding error message, could be found.

Good luck with the build! 🙂

Hope this helps.

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