how to build

Keith Packard keithp at
Mon Oct 27 12:13:54 EET 2003

Around 11 o'clock on Oct 27, Robert Woerle wrote:

> i found the and executed ..
> but then it didnt found the pkg-config variables for the packages it need`s

You'll need to pick a place to install everything (a new "prefix", say 
perhaps /local/myX, then for each package needed, do:

$ export PKG_CONFIG_PATH=/local/myX/lib/pkgconfig
$ ./ --prefix=/local/myX
$ make
$ make install

As it complains about missing pkgconfig files, you'll need to install 
those packages as well.  Yes, this is a pain, and yes I'm hoping someone 
will automate the process someday, but it's not at the top of my list 

Oh, and there's an xserver specific mailing list you may want to watch
(although this kind of question is pretty relevant for anyone building packages) -- check it out:


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