If you're using libc5, don't worry, I used to use libc5! If
you're brave, edit 'dns.c' and uncomment line 46, pray and
compile. If it doesn't work, email me (most probably a header
include problem); if you succeed, report it to me anyway!
Dillo needs the following packages:
GTK+-1.2.x (2.0 will not compile).
jpeg, png (for displaying images).
wget (for getting files via ftp; wget is not compiled into
the dillo binaries)
If you get an error that dillo can't load the shared library,
try "setenv LD_LIBRARY_PATH /usr/local/lib", or wherever you have
your gtk+ libs.
Dillo can be invoked with command line options. Just type
'dillo --help' to know about them.
You may experience some font handling problems derived from
locale handling (for instance if you use LC_ALL=sv_SE). Just try
LC_ALL=POSIX and it will be fine.
Once you have dillo running for the first time, the next step
is to read the help! (there's a link from the splash screen).
This is release should be regarded as "very stable beta".
Here's a list of some well known problems:
* no FRAMES rendering
* no http authentication
* no https -- Read the online FAQ to enable a protoype.
These are installed by "make install". If you don't have root
access, copy "dillo" and "dpid" to some directory in your path
and install the dpis by running "./install-dpi-local" from the
top directory (they will be installed under ~/.dillo).
There's a small chance of experiencing dillo "freezes" with
certain linux kernels. This is a _kernel bug_, inside the 2.2.x
series up to 2.4.8. From 2.4.9 it has been corrected. The bug is
inside poll() and the best that you can do is to upgrade.
If you can't upgrade the kernel though, this workaround patch
for dillo may help you:
Dillo compiles on *BSD systems; Starting from dillo-0.6.5, we
included special detection code (at ./configure time) that should
arrange everything for a clean compile, but please note that
you'll need GNU make.
From OpenBSD >= 3.3, gethost* calls are not thread safe. If
your dillo crashes or locks at times, just use:
so dillo uses a single thread for name resolving.
Dillo compiles and runs OK on Solaris but:
* use gmake (a symbolic link make -> gmake works OK)
* If you have trouble with GTK and GLIB from the Freeware
Companion CD, get the ones at www.sunfreeware.com instead.
These environment vars may help setting yours:
Solaris is very inconsistent so you may need to add/remove:
at link time.
gcc 2.95.2 has problems with -O2:
"-O2 -mcpu=pentium" works fine.
"-O0 -mcpu=k6 -march=pentium -g3" works fine also.
"-O -mcpu=k6 -march=pentium -g3" works fine as well, but
"-O2 -mcpu=k6 -march=pentium -g3" doesn't work. Then again
"-O6 -mcpu=pentium -march=pentium -g3" DOES work.
Mar 24, 2006