File `-lselinux' does not exist.

Justin P. Mattock justinmattock at
Sun Aug 16 17:31:23 PDT 2009

Dan Nicholson wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 16, 2009 at 4:52 PM, Dan Nicholson<dbn.lists at>  wrote:
>> On Sun, Aug 16, 2009 at 2:11 PM, Justin Mattock<justinmattock at>  wrote:
>>> I've been racking my brain on this for a few days
>>> without any results.
>>> I can compile the xserver normally, but as seen as I enable
>>> selinux I get an error during compilation time.
>>> make -d shows this:
>>> No need to remake target `../../xkb/'.
>>>     Considering target file `-lselinux'.
>>>      File `-lselinux' does not exist.
>> Try commenting the automake rule for libxorg_la_DEPENDENCIES in
>> hw/xfree86/ The problem is that libxorg_la_DEPENDENCIES is
>> defined as libxorg_la_LIBADD, which (rightly) includes -lselinux.
>> However, DEPENDENCIES are used as make prerequisites, so make will try
>> to find a file named "-lselinux". DEPENDENCIES and LIBADD need to be
>> untangled so that external libraries don't appear as make prereqs.
> Try this (untested) patch.
> --
> Dan
Thanks you very much for the info,
and patch.

I cleaned out the xserver(distclean) then
applied your patch.
unfortunately I'm still hitting this
same error.

I can go and try looking at the Makefile to see,
if this approach works.

Justin P. Mattock

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