Req for resolution: Installation Errors - libX11, libXtst

J Habib j_h001 at
Tue Jan 31 07:45:57 PST 2012

Hello Gaetan

Thanks for your response.

While doing ./configure (on MeeGo at root user) for libX11-1.4.4 (after commenting the line for keysymdef.h in configure file), the following package dependencies are displayed:

checking for X11... configure: error: Package requirements (xproto >= 7.0.17 xextproto xtrans xcb >= 1.1.92 kbproto inputproto) were not met:

No package 'xproto' found
No package 'xextproto' found
No package 'xtrans' found
No package 'xcb' found
No package 'kbproto' found
No package 'inputproto' found

Consider adjusting the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable if you
installed software in a non-standard prefix.

Alternatively, you may set the environment variables X11_CFLAGS
and X11_LIBS to avoid the need to call pkg-config.
See the pkg-config man page for more details.

[root at localhost libX11-1.4.4]#

While doing ./configure for xproto-7.0.22 (on MeeGo), no errors are displayed and Makefile is generated. After make and make install, no errors are displayed but the package does not get installed. Please find attached the log for your reference.

Could you please advice on the correct procedure for installing the pre-requisite libraries: libX11, libXtst on MeeGo.


J Habib

 From: Gaetan Nadon <memsize at>
To: J Habib <j_h001 at> 
Cc: "xorg-devel at" <xorg-devel at> 
Sent: Monday, January 30, 2012 1:30 AM
Subject: Re: Req for resolution: Installation Errors - libX11, libXtst

On 12-01-29 10:38 AM, J Habib wrote: 
Hello Team
>I want to use xdotool for simulating click and touch on a
          MeeGo-based IVI device (Target).
>I downloaded the xdotool from
 and the
          pre-requisite libraries: libX11-1.4.4.tar.bz2 and
          libXtst-1.2.0.tar.bz2 from
 but I am
          not able to install the pre-requisite libraries on MeeGo using
          the config and makefiles provided with the package. Also
          zypper install xdotool or pkcon install xdotool on MeeGo
          Target is not able to fetch the xdotool as it is not available
          for MeeGo repository.
>Please find below the list of errors displayed while
          configuring & make (libX11-1.4.4.tar.bz2):
>checking keysym definitions... configure: error cannot find
>After providing the above header path in configure file
          (commenting the line 14262 and providing the hardcoded path at
          14263), the following error is displayed on configure:
>checking keysym definitions... ./configure: line 14488: syntax
          error near unexpected token '(' 
>./configure: line 14488: `$ac_echo_n "(cached)" >&6`
>make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop 
>(The above is probably because config is not complete)
>make -f
>***missing separator. Stop
>Could you please provide the info on or direct me to the concerned team for providing info on how to proceed for installation of xdotool on MeeGo and/or from where should I download the compatible xdotool and the pre-requisite libraries if the above are not compatible with MeeGo.
>J Habib
>_______________________________________________ xorg-devel at X.Org development
If you look in libX11,

# Always required
>X11_REQUIRES='xproto >= 7.0.17 xextproto xtrans xcb >= 1.1.92'
>X11_EXTRA_DEPS="xcb >= 1.1.92"
these are the packages (and probably some more) you need to build libX11. Those packages in turn may need other packages to build. Unfortunately, the presence of these packages are checked *after* the check for keysymdef.h from the "xproto" package.

A good place to look for dependencies is in each package .pc file.
    Look for "Requires" variable for a hint on the prereqs.

The method you are using, building from source starting at an
    arbitrary point, will eventually work but it is a long road. You
    might look in your OS packages for some X development libraries and
    headers which would give you a head start.

Note that when you run ./configure, the default installation
    directory is rooted at /usr/local or /usr depending on your
    platform. When running 'make install', you must have root
    permission, else if will fail to install binaries or headers which
    will cause subsequent packages to fail. Look for an S["prefix"]=
    string in config.status to find the exact value.

You may not have noticed, but you were able to run ./configure that
    far because there is an xorg-macros package already installed on
    your box. Running pkg-config --print-errors --variable=prefix
    xorg-macros will tell you where.

Now you have little choice but to ./configure --prefix <where
    ever the rest is already installed>.

This wiki might help:
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