Package Details: gnofract4d 4.3-3

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Package Base: gnofract4d
Description: Create beautiful fractal images
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Licenses: BSD
Submitter: xyproto
Maintainer: willemw
Last Packager: willemw
Votes: 17
Popularity: 0.000007
First Submitted: 2011-12-14 17:03 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2021-06-25 09:21 (UTC)

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willemw commented on 2020-10-02 18:39 (UTC)

@cfr42: Thanks for reporting. Should be fixed now.

cfr42 commented on 2020-09-17 00:01 (UTC)

I'm building in a clean directory and I can't force a rebuild because it hasn't built. I'm not sure what git cloning a package means, but I'll look into that. I've never had to do that before, though. makepkg should work, right?

willemw commented on 2020-09-05 05:57 (UTC) (edited on 2020-10-02 18:04 (UTC) by willemw)

Try cleaning up the cached build files or force a rebuild. Try git clone this package, followed by a makepkg build.

cfr42 commented on 2020-09-05 03:41 (UTC)

==> WARNING: PACKAGER should have the format 'Example Name email@address.invalid' ==> Making package: gnofract4d 4.3-1 (Dydd Sadwrn 05 mis Medi 2020 04:36:08 BST) ==> Checking runtime dependencies... ==> Checking buildtime dependencies... ==> Retrieving sources... -> Downloading v4.3.tar.gz... % Total % Received % Xferd Average Speed Time Time Time Current Dload Upload Total Spent Left Speed 100 123 100 123 0 0 465 0 --:--:-- --:--:-- --:--:-- 465 100 124 0 124 0 0 266 0 --:--:-- --:--:-- --:--:-- 266 100 17.4M 0 17.4M 0 0 5132k 0 --:--:-- 0:00:03 --:--:-- 6923k ==> Validating source files with md5sums... v4.3.tar.gz ... Passed ==> Extracting sources... -> Extracting v4.3.tar.gz with bsdtar ==> Starting prepare()... fatal: not a git repository (or any parent up to mount point /) Stopping at filesystem boundary (GIT_DISCOVERY_ACROSS_FILESYSTEM not set). ==> ERROR: A failure occurred in prepare(). Aborting...

Any suggestions?

cfr42 commented on 2013-08-02 22:43 (UTC)

I'm building in an unprivileged account without access to DISPLAY, yes. Not exactly a chroot but relevantly similar for these purposes, I suspect. And, yes, commenting lets the package compile fine.

willemw commented on 2013-07-29 06:42 (UTC)

@cfr42 is called separately, see PKGBUILD file. You've also got errors before the segfault, which I don't have: GtkWarning: could not open display Warning: g_signal_connect_data: assertion `G_TYPE_CHECK_INSTANCE ... Are you building in a desktop environment? Or in a chrooted environment, for example? If you comment out '' in PKGBUILD, does gnofract4d build and run OK? Unfortunately, doesn't print where it crashes. However, that could be changed temporarily (locally on your machine) to check were it crashes. When gnofract4d does run and it crashes, run gnofract4d from the command line to check for any errors or warnings.

cfr42 commented on 2013-07-23 22:51 (UTC)

Note that there is a comment at the top of which specifically explains why the developer made it a separate command and it is because the import of gtk was causing ' build' to crash. I'm guessing I'm seeing the same error and that it is not, therefore, just me...

cfr42 commented on 2013-07-23 22:47 (UTC)

The latest pkgbuild fails to compile here with a segmentation fault (similar to the one I mentioned below and for the same reason by the looks of it). Here is the output from the build: ... running my_build_ext compiling with None building 'fract4d.fract4dc' extension creating build/temp.linux-x86_64-2.7 creating build/temp.linux-x86_64-2.7/fract4d creating build/temp.linux-x86_64-2.7/fract4d/c gcc -pthread -DNDEBUG -march=x86-64 -mtune=generic -O2 -pipe -fstack-protector --param=ssp-buffer-size=4 -march=native -O2 -pipe -fstack-protector --param=ssp-buffer-size=4 -D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 -fPIC -D_REENTRANT=1 -DTHREADS=1 -DPNG_ENABLED=1 -DJPG_ENABLED=1 -Ifract4d/c -I/usr/include/python2.7 -c fract4d/c/fract4dmodule.cpp -o build/temp.linux-x86_64-2.7/fract4d/c/fract4dmodule.o -Wall -I/usr/include/libpng16 gcc -pthread -DNDEBUG -march=x86-64 -mtune=generic -O2 -pipe -fstack-protector --param=ssp-buffer-size=4 -march=native -O2 -pipe -fstack-protector --param=ssp-buffer-size=4 -D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 -fPIC -D_REENTRANT=1 -DTHREADS=1 -DPNG_ENABLED=1 -DJPG_ENABLED=1 -Ifract4d/c -I/usr/include/python2.7 -c fract4d/c/cmap.cpp -o build/temp.linux-x86_64-2.7/fract4d/c/cmap.o -Wall -I/usr/include/libpng16 gcc -pthread -DNDEBUG -march=x86-64 -mtune=generic -O2 -pipe -fstack-protector --param=ssp-buffer-size=4 -march=native -O2 -pipe -fstack-protector --param=ssp-buffer-size=4 -D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 -fPIC -D_REENTRANT=1 -DTHREADS=1 -DPNG_ENABLED=1 -DJPG_ENABLED=1 -Ifract4d/c -I/usr/include/python2.7 -c fract4d/c/pointFunc.cpp -o build/temp.linux-x86_64-2.7/fract4d/c/pointFunc.o -Wall -I/usr/include/libpng16 gcc -pthread -DNDEBUG -march=x86-64 -mtune=generic -O2 -pipe -fstack-protector --param=ssp-buffer-size=4 -march=native -O2 -pipe -fstack-protector --param=ssp-buffer-size=4 -D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 -fPIC -D_REENTRANT=1 -DTHREADS=1 -DPNG_ENABLED=1 -DJPG_ENABLED=1 -Ifract4d/c -I/usr/include/python2.7 -c fract4d/c/fractFunc.cpp -o build/temp.linux-x86_64-2.7/fract4d/c/fractFunc.o -Wall -I/usr/include/libpng16 gcc -pthread -DNDEBUG -march=x86-64 -mtune=generic -O2 -pipe -fstack-protector --param=ssp-buffer-size=4 -march=native -O2 -pipe -fstack-protector --param=ssp-buffer-size=4 -D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 -fPIC -D_REENTRANT=1 -DTHREADS=1 -DPNG_ENABLED=1 -DJPG_ENABLED=1 -Ifract4d/c -I/usr/include/python2.7 -c fract4d/c/STFractWorker.cpp -o build/temp.linux-x86_64-2.7/fract4d/c/STFractWorker.o -Wall -I/usr/include/libpng16 gcc -pthread -DNDEBUG -march=x86-64 -mtune=generic -O2 -pipe -fstack-protector --param=ssp-buffer-size=4 -march=native -O2 -pipe -fstack-protector --param=ssp-buffer-size=4 -D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 -fPIC -D_REENTRANT=1 -DTHREADS=1 -DPNG_ENABLED=1 -DJPG_ENABLED=1 -Ifract4d/c -I/usr/include/python2.7 -c fract4d/c/MTFractWorker.cpp -o build/temp.linux-x86_64-2.7/fract4d/c/MTFractWorker.o -Wall -I/usr/include/libpng16 gcc -pthread -DNDEBUG -march=x86-64 -mtune=generic -O2 -pipe -fstack-protector --param=ssp-buffer-size=4 -march=native -O2 -pipe -fstack-protector --param=ssp-buffer-size=4 -D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 -fPIC -D_REENTRANT=1 -DTHREADS=1 -DPNG_ENABLED=1 -DJPG_ENABLED=1 -Ifract4d/c -I/usr/include/python2.7 -c fract4d/c/image.cpp -o build/temp.linux-x86_64-2.7/fract4d/c/image.o -Wall -I/usr/include/libpng16 gcc -pthread -DNDEBUG -march=x86-64 -mtune=generic -O2 -pipe -fstack-protector --param=ssp-buffer-size=4 -march=native -O2 -pipe -fstack-protector --param=ssp-buffer-size=4 -D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 -fPIC -D_REENTRANT=1 -DTHREADS=1 -DPNG_ENABLED=1 -DJPG_ENABLED=1 -Ifract4d/c -I/usr/include/python2.7 -c fract4d/c/imageIO.cpp -o build/temp.linux-x86_64-2.7/fract4d/c/imageIO.o -Wall -I/usr/include/libpng16 fract4d/c/imageIO.cpp: In static member function ‘static ImageReader* ImageReader::create(image_file_t, FILE*, IImage*)’: fract4d/c/imageIO.cpp:395:11: warning: enumeration value ‘FILE_TYPE_TGA’ not handled in switch [-Wswitch] switch(file_type) ^ fract4d/c/imageIO.cpp:395:11: warning: enumeration value ‘FILE_TYPE_JPG’ not handled in switch [-Wswitch] gcc -pthread -DNDEBUG -march=x86-64 -mtune=generic -O2 -pipe -fstack-protector --param=ssp-buffer-size=4 -march=native -O2 -pipe -fstack-protector --param=ssp-buffer-size=4 -D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 -fPIC -D_REENTRANT=1 -DTHREADS=1 -DPNG_ENABLED=1 -DJPG_ENABLED=1 -Ifract4d/c -I/usr/include/python2.7 -c fract4d/c/fract_stdlib.cpp -o build/temp.linux-x86_64-2.7/fract4d/c/fract_stdlib.o -Wall -I/usr/include/libpng16 g++ -pthread -shared -Wl,-O1,--sort-common,--as-needed,-z,relro -Wl,-O1,--sort-common,--as-needed,-z,relro -march=native -O2 -pipe -fstack-protector --param=ssp-buffer-size=4 -D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 build/temp.linux-x86_64-2.7/fract4d/c/fract4dmodule.o build/temp.linux-x86_64-2.7/fract4d/c/cmap.o build/temp.linux-x86_64-2.7/fract4d/c/pointFunc.o build/temp.linux-x86_64-2.7/fract4d/c/fractFunc.o build/temp.linux-x86_64-2.7/fract4d/c/STFractWorker.o build/temp.linux-x86_64-2.7/fract4d/c/MTFractWorker.o build/temp.linux-x86_64-2.7/fract4d/c/image.o build/temp.linux-x86_64-2.7/fract4d/c/imageIO.o build/temp.linux-x86_64-2.7/fract4d/c/fract_stdlib.o -L/usr/lib -lstdc++ -ljpeg -lpython2.7 -o build/lib.linux-x86_64-2.7/fract4d/ -lpng16 building 'fract4d.fract4d_stdlib' extension gcc -pthread -DNDEBUG -march=x86-64 -mtune=generic -O2 -pipe -fstack-protector --param=ssp-buffer-size=4 -march=native -O2 -pipe -fstack-protector --param=ssp-buffer-size=4 -D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 -fPIC -D_REENTRANT=1 -Ifract4d/c -I/usr/include/python2.7 -c fract4d/c/cmap.cpp -o build/temp.linux-x86_64-2.7/fract4d/c/cmap.o gcc -pthread -DNDEBUG -march=x86-64 -mtune=generic -O2 -pipe -fstack-protector --param=ssp-buffer-size=4 -march=native -O2 -pipe -fstack-protector --param=ssp-buffer-size=4 -D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 -fPIC -D_REENTRANT=1 -Ifract4d/c -I/usr/include/python2.7 -c fract4d/c/image.cpp -o build/temp.linux-x86_64-2.7/fract4d/c/image.o gcc -pthread -DNDEBUG -march=x86-64 -mtune=generic -O2 -pipe -fstack-protector --param=ssp-buffer-size=4 -march=native -O2 -pipe -fstack-protector --param=ssp-buffer-size=4 -D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 -fPIC -D_REENTRANT=1 -Ifract4d/c -I/usr/include/python2.7 -c fract4d/c/fract_stdlib.cpp -o build/temp.linux-x86_64-2.7/fract4d/c/fract_stdlib.o g++ -pthread -shared -Wl,-O1,--sort-common,--as-needed,-z,relro -Wl,-O1,--sort-common,--as-needed,-z,relro -march=native -O2 -pipe -fstack-protector --param=ssp-buffer-size=4 -D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 build/temp.linux-x86_64-2.7/fract4d/c/cmap.o build/temp.linux-x86_64-2.7/fract4d/c/image.o build/temp.linux-x86_64-2.7/fract4d/c/fract_stdlib.o -L/usr/lib -lstdc++ -lpython2.7 -o build/lib.linux-x86_64-2.7/fract4d/ running build_scripts creating build/scripts-2.7 copying and adjusting gnofract4d -> build/scripts-2.7 changing mode of build/scripts-2.7/gnofract4d from 644 to 755 /usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/gtk-2.0/gtk/ GtkWarning: could not open display warnings.warn(str(e), _gtk.Warning) /home/software/builds/gnofract4d/src/gnofract4d-3.14.1/fract4dgui/ Warning: invalid (NULL) pointer instance self.window = gtk.Window() /home/software/builds/gnofract4d/src/gnofract4d-3.14.1/fract4dgui/ Warning: g_signal_connect_data: assertion `G_TYPE_CHECK_INSTANCE (instance)' failed self.window = gtk.Window() /home/software/builds/gnofract4d/src/gnofract4d-3.14.1/fract4dgui/ GtkWarning: IA__gdk_screen_list_visuals: assertion `GDK_IS_SCREEN (screen)' failed c = gtk.gdk.rgb_get_colormap() /home/software/builds/gnofract4d/PKGBUILD: line 28: 9522 Segmentation fault (core dumped) python2 ==> ERROR: A failure occurred in build(). Aborting... The previous version (3.14.1-1) which omitted the documentation, I guess, built fine.

willemw commented on 2013-07-23 06:39 (UTC)

Updated (man and help).

cfr42 commented on 2013-03-02 00:04 (UTC)

The following patch enables compilation of the latest version. However, I do not know how to get the help to work because I cannot figure out how to generate the documentation using --- PKGBUILD 2013-01-21 16:41:10.000000000 +0000 +++ PKGBUILD 2013-03-01 23:55:30.185895713 +0000 @@ -4,8 +4,8 @@ # Contributor: Angelo Theodorou <> pkgname=gnofract4d -pkgver=3.14 -pkgrel=2 +pkgver=3.14.1 +pkgrel=0 pkgdesc="A fractal browser with PyGTK gui" arch=(i686 x86_64) url=http://$ @@ -13,9 +13,9 @@ depends=(desktop-file-utils libjpeg pygtk) options=(!strip) install=$pkgname.install -source=($pkgname/$pkgname-$pkgver.tar.gz) -sha256sums=('bdd8e950a98221054d52883d5303a435cbaa3d5d4239c36aff91598a6433d20a') -sha512sums=('cf3614f60a43f7ab20208fb1a62d3823495c84060d177d2926bad20a475e661d7ec45a7bc14e826229656027fe7c0f68aac093b6b0dc7912e84d8d8ec8ff81e5') +source=($pkgname/$pkgname-$pkgver.tar.bz2) +sha256sums=('55e15dedb70d2c5f76664cd8a745bf425ebf2502f4de36c081517663f0b04164') +sha512sums=('47c94d9f297f08019b8f5f9a848d4071b9e81cc22ac07dde853d8833943fc23f22f0dc730db5f38c3c785e5283085e1364a0e2537d6adf89ee5970f77cd2268a') build() { cd "$srcdir"/$pkgname-$pkgver/ The error I get trying to compile the documentation directly within the source tree is: ./ /usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/gtk-2.0/gtk/ GtkWarning: could not open display warnings.warn(str(e), _gtk.Warning) /home/software/builds/gnofract4d/src/gnofract4d-3.14.1/fract4dgui/ Warning: invalid (NULL) pointer instance self.window = gtk.Window() /home/software/builds/gnofract4d/src/gnofract4d-3.14.1/fract4dgui/ Warning: g_signal_connect_data: assertion `G_TYPE_CHECK_INSTANCE (instance)' failed self.window = gtk.Window() /home/software/builds/gnofract4d/src/gnofract4d-3.14.1/fract4dgui/ GtkWarning: IA__gdk_screen_list_visuals: assertion `GDK_IS_SCREEN (screen)' failed c = gtk.gdk.rgb_get_colormap() Segmentation fault (core dumped) As far as I can tell, it manages to create the first document it wants to create under doc/gnofract4d-manual/C/. This is stdlib.xml. However, something goes wrong when it tries to create the second. This is commands.xml and I end up with a file of size zero. So it never actually progresses to the conversion to html as it fails to generate everything it wants in .xml. I tried converting the manual which is provided in .xml format to .html by using the relevant command from However, I'm probably missing something I need to install to make this work but couldn't figure out what exactly. Frustrating to be stymied by the documentation!

luolimao commented on 2013-01-21 16:43 (UTC)

Just updated to fix dependencies and such, but I really don't know how to fix the program itself. Orphaning.

cfr42 commented on 2012-05-05 13:49 (UTC)

This also crashes regularly here. I can't figure out a pattern and I don't get an error message. Just after a while, the application just seems to pop out of existence. I wish there was an autosave feature so that I could at least rely on not losing too much work!

cfr42 commented on 2012-04-27 02:05 (UTC)

There are some bugs in this. The most obvious is that the help does not work as it is looking for html rather than xml files. I'm confused because on their forums/bug reporting, it looks as if e.g. Debian compile looks for xml (and then there are errors in e.g. the French localisation) whereas on Arch, it doesn't seem to look for the right sort of file at all.

xyproto commented on 2011-12-14 17:24 (UTC)

Moved from [community] in connection with the Christmas Cleanup