[sylpheed:33084] building Sylpheed 2.7.0 - need help interpreting error messages

John Shane jslists at mtwafrica.org
Wed Jul 22 23:32:13 JST 2009

Trying to build a 2.7.0 deb with checkinstall in my Xubuntu 8.10 system.
Configure and make work fine but when I get to checkinstall I get the
following. Would someone mind helping me interpret the error messages?
I've Googled to try to find pointers to what I need to do but have not
found and clues.  Many thanks, John

Installing with make install...

========================= Installation results
=========================== Making install in ac
make[1]: Entering directory
`/home/jshane/Downloads/Sylpheed/sylpheed-2.7.0/ac' make[2]: Entering
directory `/home/jshane/Downloads/Sylpheed/sylpheed-2.7.0/ac' make[2]:
Nothing to be done for `install-exec-am'. make[2]: Nothing to be done
for `install-data-am'. make[2]: Leaving directory
`/home/jshane/Downloads/Sylpheed/sylpheed-2.7.0/ac' make[1]: Leaving
directory `/home/jshane/Downloads/Sylpheed/sylpheed-2.7.0/ac' Making
install in libsylph make[1]: Entering directory
`/home/jshane/Downloads/Sylpheed/sylpheed-2.7.0/libsylph' make
install-am make[2]: Entering directory
`/home/jshane/Downloads/Sylpheed/sylpheed-2.7.0/libsylph' make[3]:
Entering directory
`/home/jshane/Downloads/Sylpheed/sylpheed-2.7.0/libsylph' /bin/bash ../mkinstalldirs /usr/local/lib /bin/bash ../libtool
--mode=install /usr/bin/install -c
libsylph-0.la /usr/local/lib/libsylph-0.la /usr/bin/install
-c .libs/libsylph-0.so.0.0.0 /usr/local/lib/libsylph-0.so.0.0.0
(cd /usr/local/lib && { ln -s -f libsylph-0.so.0.0.0 libsylph-0.so.0 ||
{ rm -f libsylph-0.so.0 && ln -s libsylph-0.so.0.0.0
libsylph-0.so.0; }; }) (cd /usr/local/lib && { ln -s -f
libsylph-0.so.0.0.0 libsylph-0.so || { rm -f libsylph-0.so && ln -s
libsylph-0.so.0.0.0 libsylph-0.so; }; }) /usr/bin/install
-c .libs/libsylph-0.lai /usr/local/lib/libsylph-0.la PATH="$PATH:/sbin"
ldconfig -n /usr/local/lib
Libraries have been installed in:

If you ever happen to want to link against installed libraries
in a given directory, LIBDIR, you must either use libtool, and
specify the full pathname of the library, or use the `-LLIBDIR'
flag during linking and do at least one of the following:
   - add LIBDIR to the `LD_LIBRARY_PATH' environment variable
     during execution
   - add LIBDIR to the `LD_RUN_PATH' environment variable
     during linking
   - use the `-Wl,--rpath -Wl,LIBDIR' linker flag
   - have your system administrator add LIBDIR to `/etc/ld.so.conf'

See any operating system documentation about shared libraries for
more information, such as the ld(1) and ld.so(8) manual pages.
/bin/bash ../mkinstalldirs /usr/local/include/sylpheed/sylph
mkdir -p -- /usr/local/include/sylpheed/sylph
mkdir: cannot create directory `/usr/local/include/sylpheed': No such
file or directory 
make[3]: *** [install-libsylph_0includeHEADERS] Error
make[3]: Leaving directory
make[2]: ***
[install-am] Error 2 make[2]: Leaving directory
`/home/jshane/Downloads/Sylpheed/sylpheed-2.7.0/libsylph' make[1]: ***
[install] Error 2 
make[1]: Leaving directory
`/home/jshane/Downloads/Sylpheed/sylpheed-2.7.0/libsylph' make: ***
[install-recursive] Error 1

****  Installation failed. Aborting package creation.

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