problems of building xserver

Seb James seb at
Wed Aug 20 02:17:11 PDT 2008

On Wed, 2008-08-20 at 06:19 +0000, Wayne wrote:
> Hi,
> I was building xserver by following
> While building app/bitmap, I got this error...
> ./configure: line 4003: syntax error near unexpected token 'BITMAP'
> ./configure: line 4003: 'XAW_CHECK_XPRINT_SUPPORT(BITMAP)'
> But, I had built lib/libXaw. I have no idea to fix it...
> Did I miss some steps of building???
> Wayne

I came up against this as well myself, a few days ago. The problem is
that libXaw has changed - the developers have removed,
leaving only and is the one with
XPrint support in it (I think, this is slightly garbled as I am not an
expert on this) and has been removed as xprint is being deprecated.

I got round it in some kludgy way by leaving an old copy of
around, if I recall correctly.

I think (I may be wrong) that the maintainers of app/bitmap and similar
apps need to make some changes to their scripts
to come in line with changes to libXaw.


Seb James

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