trying to build X from git on Debian 6.0.6

Michel Dänzer michel at
Sun Jan 20 23:28:45 PST 2013

On Sam, 2013-01-19 at 10:20 -0500, Dennis Clarke wrote:
> Trying to follow the simple instructions at
> but I get problems within the first three seconds. 
> Little things like needing automake, autogen and such I get. That is
> okay to deal with. 
> However needing "xorg-macros version 1.12 or higher" I do not see what
> the issue is there because the blog says you get everything you need
> in one shot. 

Running 'apt-cache search xorg-macros' leads to the xutils-dev package,
which includes these macros.

However, it rather looks like you're missing the pkg-config package:

> ./configure: line 4157: PKG_PROG_PKG_CONFIG: command not found

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