[Xcb] What happened to libxcb-xlib?

Julien Cristau jcristau at debian.org
Wed Apr 1 09:02:00 PDT 2009

On Wed, 2009-04-01 at 11:28 -0400, David Ronis wrote:
> Hi Julien,
> Thanks for the reply.   I encountered this problem tying to
> build/install the git master version of xorg from scratch.  As far as I
> understand , libX11 was built/installed as well.  I think that the
> problem is that most of the preexisting applications built on my system
> (e.g., Gnome + friends, firefox, ...) seem to have explicitly linked in
> libxcb-xlib (as well as libX11).  As well, it seems that most of the
> gnome libraries (gtk+) also explictly require it;  for example, 
> ldd libgtk-x11-2.0.so | grep xcb
>         libxcb-xlib.so.0 => /usr/X11/lib/libxcb-xlib.so.0 (0xb792f000)
>         libxcb.so.1 => /usr/X11/lib/libxcb.so.1 (0xb7917000)
ldd doesn't tell you whether a lib is directly required.  Try "objdump
-p libgtk-x11-2.0.so | grep NEEDED" instead.
There's really no reason for anything besides libX11 to be linked with
libxcb-xlib, except for libtool being stupid.


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