Bug 121 - Xrender package requires x11.pc to build
Summary: Xrender package requires x11.pc to build
Alias: None
Product: xorg
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Lib/Xrender (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All All
: high normal
Assignee: Noah Levitt
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Reported: 2003-10-06 06:36 UTC by James Henstridge
Modified: 2011-10-15 17:17 UTC (History)
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Description James Henstridge 2003-10-06 06:36:49 UTC
The Xrender package now requires an x11.pc file in your pkg-config path in order
for configure to complete.

This means that the user either needs to rebuild the versions of the X libraries
available from freedesktop.org, or write an x11.pc file (error prone).

As Xrender is a prerequisite for building Xft (which in turn is a prerequisite
for GTK), it would be nice to reduce the number of libraries a user will need to
(re)build in order to use apps on older systems.

It would be better if Xrender would fall back to the standard autoconf checks
for the X libraries if the x11 pkg-config file can't be found.
Comment 1 Noah Levitt 2003-10-06 10:44:00 UTC
It looks to me like it checks for X with AC_PATH_XTRA if x11.pc doesn't exist...
Comment 2 Noah Levitt 2003-10-06 15:36:18 UTC
See bug #122
Comment 3 James Henstridge 2003-10-06 19:12:39 UTC
I just tried building things again, and it seems to work.

I was basing this bug report off a jhbuild bug report I had received.  I should
have checked things a bit more before filing.

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