Bug 122 - Xrender doesn't build out of CVS
Summary: Xrender doesn't build out of CVS
Alias: None
Product: xorg
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Lib/Xrender (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: x86 (IA32) Linux (All)
: high normal
Assignee: Noah Levitt
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Reported: 2003-10-06 12:48 UTC by Jon Kåre Hellan
Modified: 2011-10-15 17:17 UTC (History)
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Description Jon Kåre Hellan 2003-10-06 12:48:18 UTC
Trying to build Xrender out of CVS with gnome jhbuild, I get

checking for render >= ... Comparison operator but no version after package name
'render' in file '(command line arguments)'
configure: error: Library requirements (render >= ) not met; consider adjusting
the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable if your libraries are in a nonstandard
prefix so pkg-config can find them.

The problem seems to be in the configure.ac line
RENDER_VERSION=[`echo $VERSION | sed 's/^\([0-9][0-9]*\.[0-9][0-9]*\).*$/\1/'`]
where $VERSION isn't set.

This is probably the real problem behind bug 121. I told jamesh that Xrender
didn't build because of missing x11.pc. On closer examination, the reason turns
out to be as given here.
Comment 1 Noah Levitt 2003-10-06 15:35:28 UTC
What version of autoconf?

I'm not sure when VERSION wouldn't be set (it works for me). Does this patch fix
it for you?

Index: configure.ac
RCS file: /cvs/xlibs/Xrender/configure.ac,v
retrieving revision 1.14
diff -u -p -u -r1.14 configure.ac
--- configure.ac        1 Oct 2003 06:49:00 -0000       1.14
+++ configure.ac        6 Oct 2003 22:34:22 -0000
@@ -84,6 +84,9 @@ fi
 # Check render configuration, strip extra digits from package version to
 # find the required protocol version
+if test $VERSION = "" ; then
 RENDER_VERSION=[`echo $VERSION | sed 's/^\([0-9][0-9]*\.[0-9][0-9]*\).*$/\1/'`]
Comment 2 Rob Adams 2003-11-01 20:01:47 UTC
using autoreconf version 2.57 on debian sid I ran into this problem.  I
independantly developed the same patch that you attached to this bug, which
fixes the problem for me.

using PACKAGE_VERSION instead of version ought to be safe for any version of
autoconf, no?
Comment 3 Trent "Lathiat" Lloyd 2003-11-26 21:14:35 UTC
That patch isnt quite right -- need quotes around $VERSION

--- configure.ac.orig   2003-11-27 13:13:04.000000000 +0800
+++ configure.ac        2003-11-27 13:09:09.000000000 +0800
@@ -84,6 +84,9 @@
 # Check render configuration, strip extra digits from package version to
 # find the required protocol version
+if test "$VERSION" = "" ; then
 RENDER_VERSION=[`echo $VERSION | sed 's/^\([0-9][0-9]*\.[0-9][0-9]*\).*$/\1/'`]

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