If this is your first time compiling something then stop and do something else. I can not guarantee the accuracy or applicability of the information below for any other case than what is described below. Also based on previous I assume that the reader is familiar with linux to some extent and the below text is not formulated for high standard.
I wanted to compile Mathmap 1.3.5 plugin for Gimp version 2.6.11. Turned out it was not straight forward. One reason was that I could not find anything recent about the issue so I decided to post my experiences here. If you benefit from this but have a bit different experience or find that something is not needed then post it here for others to see and learn.
Previous thread / tutorial is fro year 2007.
also this helped
A file named INSTALL is located in the mathmap-1.3.5 directory. I strongly suggest that you read it and install first everything it says or anything you might guess is the closest alternative. In addition to what the INSTALL tells to install I also installed following packages. I do not know if all of them were really necessary since some of them are from the year 2007 thread.
When running the for the first time in to the directory
compiler returned an error
if you get this cd to
make: Entering directory `/home/acer5020/mathmap-1.3.5/libnoise/noise/doc'
`which doxygen` Doxyfile
/bin/sh: Doxyfile: not found
make: *** [html] Error 127
make: Leaving directory `/home/acer5020/mathmap-1.3.5/libnoise/noise/doc'
make: *** [doc] Error 2
make: Leaving directory `/home/acer5020/mathmap-1.3.5/libnoise/noise'
make: *** [libnoise] Error 2
open readme and do what it says i.e. copy the following files from the htmldata into the html subdirectory:
I used Nautilus for this.
This seems like a stupid and unnecessary thing to do since files are already there but I quess it helps for some reason. At least it does not hurt. After copying the files run
After this the make should be ready and error free if you had the same problem set as I had. I do not give any advise on the install since I used Checkinstall so that I can track the installation from Synaptic. If you want to use Checkinstall and you have it installed then just type
in the mathmap directory. For me the Checkinstall prompted about some files and at this point I messed up and had to redo the installation and manually remove some symbolic link to get installation done. I suggest that you do not attempt to list the files when prompted with question. Checkinstall offers default [n] so use it and use suggested [yes] on next prompt.
After installing the plugin worked but on the first run I had multiple errors about system finding multiple similarly named filters. Since there was a prompt for every filter I killed the app and removed the folder
After this the Mathmap started with out hickups and seems to work.
(tried and tested once so far)