Opened 4 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

#10678 closed Bug report (rejected)

Latest Filezilla Doesn't Compile on Ubuntu 14.04 or 15.04

Reported by: JohnSzetela Owned by:
Priority: normal Component: FileZilla Client
Keywords: libefilezilla Cc:
Component version: Operating system type: Linux
Operating system version: Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS

Description

Filezilla has been compiling fine until recently. About two or three updates ago the Ubuntu compiles started to fail on the Latest SVN download 3.14.0 #7097
Error:

checking for LIBFILEZILLA... no
configure: error: libfilezilla not found.
make: * No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop.
bash: ./filezilla: No such file or directory

GCC version: gcc (Ubuntu 4.9.2-0ubuntu1~14.04) 4.9.2

I also tried on Ubuntu 15.04 with a newer GCC and got the same problem. Do you guys compile for Ubuntu?

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by Tim Kosse

Resolution: rejected
Status: newclosed

This isn't a bug in FileZilla. You simply do not have libfilezilla installed. Please install the missing dependency.

Anticipating your next question, I preemptively post this link: https://lib.filezilla-project.org/ ;)

comment:2 Changed 4 years ago by JohnSzetela

Hi Filezilla:

I beg to differ! This is a Bug!

. Nowhere in your documentation is the NEW dependency on libfilezilla noted.
. The libfilezilla pointer you provided is to a development repository that doesn't even try to provide a Makefile
. When you change dependencies you could at least mention the change somewhere else it looks like, smells like and is a bug!

Filezilla is very nice and I would prefer to use the development version on Ubuntu.
This is not very easy to do unless you provide enough information to allow even knowledgeable users to compile your code. (This does not mean the developers that know enough to go around shortcomings!) ((They generate the shortcomings!))

It would be nice to change dependencies after the new dependency is actually ready for download, installation and use.

This is the second time that dependencies have messed up filezilla compiles. Last time at least the dependency was available for download and use. This time to avoid bugging you guys I looked for libfilezilla! If Google can't find the source code then it isn't ready for prime time!

I will compile and install libfilezilla and get your filezilla compile to work. But you guys have pissed me off with your style of answering these types of questions. I'll try the Forums next time...

John J. Szetela
Physical Design CAD Manager (Retired)
Advanced Micro Devices

(Just in case you guys think I don't know good code development!)

comment:3 Changed 4 years ago by Tim Kosse

I beg to differ! This is a Bug!
Nowhere in your documentation is the NEW dependency on libfilezilla noted.

I agree, that is a bug, though it's a different issue. This ticket is about a configure failure.

The libfilezilla pointer you provided is to a development repository that doesn't even try to provide a Makefile

Neither does the FileZilla Client source in the SVN repository. Simply use the same autotools incantations you use to generate FileZilla's Makefile to generate the libfilezilla Makefile.

This time to avoid bugging you guys I looked for libfilezilla! If Google can't find the source code then it isn't ready for prime time!

Note that the code in the repository is work in progress and not fit for production. That's why there is no release of FileZilla yet that makes use of the new dependency.

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