Issues building synaptics + add orientation feature

Dan Nicholson dbn.lists at
Sun Nov 2 08:23:25 PST 2008

On Sat, Nov 1, 2008 at 2:28 PM, Mildred Ki'Lya <ml.mildred593 at> wrote:
> Hi,
> I wanted to modify a little bit the synaptics driver, but I have issues
> building it properly. This is no major issue (some  constants not
> defined) but I don't have any idea on the proper way to solve that. I
> took the latest release from the git tree.
> When i run ./configure (after ./ of course), I get:
> ./configure: line 12587: XORG_MANPAGE_SECTIONS: command not found
> ./configure: line 12588: XORG_RELEASE_VERSION: command not found

You need to have the Xorg autoconf macros installed and available to
aclocal. So, install util-macros, and rerun autogen setting
ACLOCAL="aclocal -I $yourprefix/share/aclocal". If you're building
against your distro's xserver, there's likely a package that has these


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