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Thread: Building java-access-bridge

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2006

    Building java-access-bridge


    I am trying to build some assistive technology in Java and want to use the java-access-bridge. It appears that I need to build and install it from source. When I run ./configure, however, I get this error:

    $ ./configure
    checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
    checking whether build environment is sane... yes
    checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... yes
    checking for working aclocal-1.4... missing
    checking for working autoconf... missing
    checking for working automake-1.4... missing
    checking for working autoheader... missing
    checking for working makeinfo... found
    checking for "/home/rick/apps/jdk1.5.0_06/bin/java"... yes
    checking JDK version... 1.5.0
    checking for "/home/rick/apps/jdk1.5.0_06/bin/javac"... yes
    checking for "/home/rick/apps/jdk1.5.0_06/bin/idlj"... yes
    checking for "/home/rick/apps/jdk1.5.0_06/bin/jar"... yes
    checking for pkg-config... /usr/bin/pkg-config
    checking for bonobo-activation-2.0 libspi-1.0 >= 1.7.0... Package bonobo-activation-2.0 was not found in the pkg-config search path. Perhaps you should add the directory containing `bonobo-activation-2.0.pc' to the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable No package 'bonobo-activation-2.0' found
    configure: error: Library requirements (bonobo-activation-2.0 libspi-1.0 >= 1.7.0) not met; consider adjusting the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable if your libraries are in a nonstandard prefix so pkg-config can find them.

    I installed the build-essential package and the bonobo, bonobo-activation and, for the heck of it, bonobo-conf packages.

    I do not find a bonobo-activation.pc file on my machine. My default pkg-config directories are apparently /usr/lib/pkgconfig and /usr/share/pkgconfig

    Any thoughts?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron

    Re: Building java-access-bridge

    try installing the libbonobo2-dev package
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2008

    Re: Building java-access-bridge

    The libspi-1.0 library is installed with the package libatspi-dev.

    After installing bonobo as suggested above, try:

    sudo apt-get install libatspi-dev


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