Error compiling libraries - PKG_CHECK_MODULES

Daniel Stone daniel at
Sun Nov 4 05:19:00 PST 2007

On Sat, Nov 03, 2007 at 07:17:15PM -0400, John Beales wrote:
> I'm pretty new to building stuff myself - and to xorg products, but I
> have a problem that I haven't been able to solve with my own detective
> work.
> I'm trying to make a minimal build of Xvfb, and have run into problems
> when running the configure file for several libraries.
> Here's an example, with libXau.
> I run ./configure
> it runs partway, then I get this error:
> ./configure: line 19797: syntax error near unexpected token `[XAU],'
> ./configure: line 19797: `PKG_CHECK_MODULES(XAU, xproto)'
> I tried updating pkg-config to the latest version - with no luck.
> Also, I tried changing the syntax of line 19797 to
> PKG_CHECK_MODULES([XAU], [xproto]) like it shows in the README file
> for pkg-config - again no luck.
> I'm running FedoraCore 6 if it matters - I'm not too sure.

You need to install pkg-config.

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