Does xcb really need python?
dberkholz at gentoo.org
Sun Mar 15 22:52:09 PDT 2009
On 07:48 Sun 15 Mar , David Wuertele wrote:
> I tried compiling libX11-1.2 but it asked for libxcb-1.1.92 or newer. I tried
> compiling libxcb-1.1.92 but it asked for python-2.5 or newer. Because of the
> crazy package dependencies in my workstation, upgrading its python-2.3 to
> python-2.5 is impossible (hooray for outsourced IT). Also, my build script has
> to work for dozens of developers who have the same python version as me and the
> same inability to upgrade. I forced libxcb's configure script to accept my
> python version, but then libxcb died during the build due to the incompatibility.
> Stymied by the python requirement, I tried backing down to libxcb-1.1 which
> doesn't require it. That compiled fine. But now I had to back down to
> libX11-1.1. libX11-1.1's build failed due to what appears to be a known bug.
> Googling says that the only cure is to go to libX11-1.2!
This should do the trick with libX11:
X team lead, Gentoo Linux
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