We need help getting our basic lib dependencies listed out and kept up to date. Also we need to track which versions of which distros have the needed dependencies.
To get glib and GTK+ dependencies figured out, people can go through the API documentation and look for the 'since' entries saying when calls were added. Then look for those calls in our source. Voila! we'll have base minimum dependencies figured out.
For C++11 features, see C++11
C++ bindings are not included, since their required versions match those of the C counterparts.
|Library||v 0.91||trunk||trunk (GTK+ 3.0 build)|
|GNU Scientific Library||?||?||?|
* Tentative dependency
Note: This table is not relevant to (non-fink) MacOS X, where we ship the desired version with Inkscape.
"Inkscape" column is default or distro version / oldest that builds - latest that builds. If no latest is given then that means trunk is expected to build on the given platform.
e.g. for a distro that ships with 0.48 but should support building of trunk you might get:
0.48 / 0.47-
|Windows Devlibs (32bit)  (r53)||1.11.2||1.10.0||2.28.8||2.28.2||2.24.10||2.24.2||1.28.3||0.39.0||(none)||1.17
|Windows Devlibs Gtk+ 3 branch  (r34)||1.10.2||1.10.0||2.38.0||2.36.0||2.24.18
|Windows Devlibs 64bit  (r17)||1.14.1||1.11.2||2.40.0||2.40.0||2.24.23
|Debian 8.2.0 (Jessie, stable)||0.48.5||4.9.2||3.5||1.14.0||1.10.0||2.42.1||2.42.0||2.24.25
|RHEL / CentOS / Scientific Linux 6.x||0.47||4.4.7||X||1.8.8||1.8.0||2.28.8||2.22||2.24.23||2.18.2||1.28.1||0.12.4||X||1.19||188.8.131.52||7.1|
|RHEL / CentOS / Scientific Linux 7.x||0.48||4.8.3||X||1.12.14||1.10.0||2.40.0||2.36.2||2.24.22
|Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise) EOL 2017-04||0.48.3||4.6.3||(U 3.4)||1.10.2||1.10.0||2.32.4||2.32.0||2.24.10
Getting and Installing Source packages
If your distro does not have some packages available (like many don't, ie, Fedora Core 2), you must often download source packages and build and install them yourself. Actually this is not that hard, and is similar to doing a Gentoo 'emerge.'
$ tar zxf somepackage-1.0.tar.gz or $ tar jxf somepackage-1.0.tar.bz2
# make install
Binaries: If searching for a package for GC, the name of it is sometimes:
With this file, and for GlibMM and GtkMM below, it is usually desirable for us developers to build this C++ library statically. This removes a dependency that might be difficult for an end-user during installation. Configure it with:
./configure --enable-static --disable-shared
Try to match your Glib2 version with GlibMM's version. For example, if your Glib2 is 2.16.6, download glibmm-2.16.4.tar.bz2.
Latest source: http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/glibmm/
Usually you can try the latest version of GtkMM, but if you get version mismatch errors, try older releases.
if you got prompted about cairomm, try first solve your cairo version, so you can grab there a compatible version.
Many users have reported when building from source that after installing the above dependencies, the configure script still requires a "boost" package. It can be found below, but even after installing, you will need to create a symlink to allow the configure script to find it:
ln -s /usr/local/include/boost_1_xx_x/boost /usr/local/include/boost
Poppler is required for PDF import. There are several potential issues:
In file included from extension/internal/pdfinput/svg-builder.cpp:19: extension/internal/pdfinput/svg-builder.h:32:23: error: CharTypes.h: No such file or directory ... make: *** [extension/internal/pdfinput/svg-builder.o] Error 1 make: Leaving directory `/tmp/build/inkscape-0.46/src' make: *** [all-recursive] Error 1 make: Leaving directory `/tmp/build/inkscape-0.46' make: *** [all] Error 2