Getting the fb frontend to work

Anthony J. Bentley anthony at anjbe.name
Fri Sep 28 01:49:47 BST 2018


Hi,

Cág writes:
> After successfully compiling Netsurf with the framebuffer frontend on
> NetBSD (it required a patch for the Makefile, attaching it, please
> consider merging it), it doesn't start with either "The sdl surface is
> not available from libnsfb" if run without arguments other than -v, and
> "The x surface is not available..." if run with `-f x`.
>
> Do I need to install some additional software, or link it with
> something else (I built it with pkgsrc; if you miss an
> `.include <...buildlink3.mk>`, you can run into a problem; currently
> there are gperf, librsvg, lcms, openssl, curl, libxml2, and mng
> included).

Both the SDL and X frontends work fine for me on OpenBSD. Perhaps
worth comparing pkgsrc's Makefile to the one in the OpenBSD ports tree.
https://cvsweb.openbsd.org/ports/www/netsurf/netsurf-fb/Makefile?rev=HEAD

My first suspicion is that pkgsrc doesn't include libnsfb, which is
where the surfaces are implemented.

-- 
Anthony J. Bentley



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