git with modular ->libXext build bombs with "Xge.c:42:35: error: X11/extensions/XInput.h: No such file or directory"

Jens Stroebel dr-xorg at
Mon May 26 06:23:37 PDT 2008


While building current git versions of today, my build failed with

Xge.c:42:35: error: X11/extensions/XInput.h: No such file or directory

in building libXext. This is understandable, as this file seems to be 
included in libXi, which needs libXext to be already installed to build 
... hm ... (so I couldn't simply reverse the build-order to have it 
already present when building libXext...).

Anything I've overlooked here or is that a case of "error happened 
because test-build had an installed version of Xorg in the backgroud to 
avoid that" ?

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