Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Installing Nemiver on Centos 7

I recently heard about Nemiver, a standalone C/C++ debugger for GNOME, and wanted to give it a try.

My current Linux development box is running CentOS 7. While Nemiver packages exist for CentOS 6, the same cannot be said for CentOS 7. So I proceeded to build it from source.

First, I went ahead and cloned the Git repository: git clone git://git.gnome.org/nemiver

After running the ./autogen.sh script, it was clear that I was in for several iterations of dependency installation. I'll save you the trouble:

sudo yum install gnome-common intltool yelp-devel yelp-tools boost-devel sqlite-devel GConf2-devel libgtop2-devel glibmm24-devel gtkmm30-devel gtk3-devel gtksourceview3-devel vte3 vte3-devel

Note that I do have the EPEL repository enabled, so I'm not sure if some of those packages came from EPEL or not.

Unfortunately, there seems to be no gtksourceviewmm-3.0 package for CentOS 7 either! Sure, why not install that one from source, too?

First, download gtksourceviewmm-3.2.0.tar.xz (or later). By default, configure defaults to PREFIX=/usr/local. If you don't change this, pkg-config won't know where do find it. So ./configure --prefix=/usr --libdir=/usr/lib64 seems to be what we want. Then make, sudo make install as usual.

Now, you should be able to finish configuring and making Nemiver!

Note that there also seemed to be a build issue in src/confmgr/nmv-gconf-mgr.cc. The following patch took care of it for me - not sure how this went unnoticed.

--- a/src/confmgr/nmv-gconf-mgr.cc
+++ b/src/confmgr/nmv-gconf-mgr.cc
@@ -32,6 +32,7 @@
 using nemiver::common::GCharSafePtr;
+using nemiver::common::GErrorSafePtr;
 class GConfMgr : public IConfMgr {
     GConfMgr (const GConfMgr &);

Until this is fixed, you can use my fork at git@github.com:JonathonReinhart/nemiver.git