James Rich wrote:
I'll do all these steps after we have verified that the code is what we
actually want to release. In light of that, I've created a potential
release tarball by fixing the slang Makefile.am and running 'make dist'.
Could you and anyone else please check that this behaves the way we
expect? Download this test tarball at:


If there are any problems with the build, I'd like to fix them now before
making any change to the CVS tags.

I'm using Kubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) and when I run the configure script
it works but I get a warning:

config.status: WARNING: xt5250.in seems to ignore the --datarootdir setting

When I run "make" everything behaves as I expect.

When I run "make install" everything behaves as I expect.

However when I actually execute "xt5250 PGHILLBA" (I have PGHILLBA
defined in ~/.tn5250rc) I get an error message telling me:

error while loading shared libraries: lib5250.so.0: cannot open shared
object file: No such file or directory

If I manually move lib5250.so.0 and lib5250.so.0.0.0 from /usr/local/lib
to /usr/lib/ I no longer get that error message and xt5250 works.

On another machine that has tn5250 installed via the Ubuntu repositories
I find that lib5250.so.0 and lib5250.so.0.0.0 are installed in
/usr/lib/tn5250. Oddly enough, if I create a /usr/lib/tn5250 directory
on my initial machine and move lib5250.so.0 and lib5250.so.0.0.0 from
/usr/lib/ to /usr/lib/tn5250 xt5250 stops working. I don't get an error
message, I see a brief flash when it opens a new terminal window which
closes immediately and leaves me at the command line.

I have no idea if this is the kind of problem you're talking about James
and Scott or if you're just meaning the configure/make part of the
process. I appreciate the time and effort you two and everyone else has
put into tn5250!


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