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Who knows right way to compile FontForge on the Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit system?

Any experience and suggests will be greatly useful.

Full guide for build and install from source here:
FontForge : Building and installing from source

... but my probe was failed. Help please.

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Can you provide the failure you saw? It probably has useful information. –  tumbleweed Mar 26 '12 at 10:30
    
Sorry I do not answered you when I create my question because I was need to find just simple right way to compile FF. And btw my failure was approximately equal to @BD-TH answer (look below) –  swift Jun 24 at 9:37

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The following worked for me:

bzr branch lp:fontforge
cd fontforge
./configure
make 
sudo make install

I started it by typing in the terminal fontforge.

fontforge

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hm, strange ... this result under lightdm or gdm? –  swift Mar 26 '12 at 9:03
    
my run of compiled ff cause logout :( –  swift Mar 26 '12 at 9:05
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@swift: The login manager shouldn't matter. –  tumbleweed Mar 26 '12 at 10:30
    
first at ./configure I get "No GUI version" message. I install dependence packages by guide and was configured with no this message but get this at make: pythonui.c:34:20: fatal error: Python.h: No such file or directory –  swift Mar 27 '12 at 7:41
    
logout with unexpected full restart of gdm happens at partial upgraded system 11.10 > 12.04 but I'm already rollback system to ~ 3.0.0-16 kernel (11.10) –  swift Mar 27 '12 at 8:27

If you have the "pythonui.c:34:20: fatal error: Python.h: No such file or directory" error, try to install python-dev package.

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look all comments for previous answer ... solution found at 28 March :) –  swift Apr 4 '12 at 17:59

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