[pacman-dev] Unable to compile pacman in ubuntu-11.10

Talespin Kit talespin_kit at yahoo.com
Wed Mar 28 06:10:20 EDT 2012

> sounds like you didn't google, since googling this issue shows me that

> people tried to include openssl.h. So the issue could be that you are
> missing openssl-dev. Take a look at pacman's dependencies with:

I initally thought that might be problem and looked at the ./configure
output which reported (also libssl-dev is installed)
checking whether to link with libssl... yes
checking for MD5_Final in -lssl... yes

Found library "gpgme" was missing. After installing it below is the following error
from signing.c file

make[3]: Entering directory `/home/user/tmp/pacman/lib/libalpm'
  CC     signing.lo
signing.c: In function 'key_search':
signing.c:301:8: error: 'GPGME_PK_ECDSA' undeclared (first use in this function)
signing.c:301:8: note: each undeclared identifier is reported only once for each function it appears in
signing.c:302:8: error: 'GPGME_PK_ECDH' undeclared (first use in this function)
make[3]: *** [signing.lo] Error 1
make[3]: Leaving directory `/home/user/tmp/pacman/lib/libalpm'
make[2]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/user/tmp/pacman/lib/libalpm'
make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/user/tmp/pacman'
make: *** [all] Error 2

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