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Old 01-19-2006, 05:24 AM   #1
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compiling problem


Hi im trying to compile fontconfig on my system but with out much luck i keep getting the following error
Code:
checking pkg-config is at least version 0.9.0... yes
checking for LIBXML2... configure: error: Package requirements (libxml-2.0 >= 2.6) were not met:

Requested 'libxml-2.0 >= 2.6' but version of libXML is 2.5.0

Consider adjusting the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable if you
installed software in a non-standard prefix.

Alternatively, you may set the environment variables LIBXML2_CFLAGS
and LIBXML2_LIBS to avoid the need to call pkg-config.
See the pkg-config man page for more details.

chris@home2-linux:~/Desktop/fontconfig-2.3.93$
now ive tried updateing libxml and the same thing happens what should i do ive looked into changeing my enviroment varibles but i dont have the slightest clue how to do this could do with some help thanks
 
Old 01-19-2006, 06:02 AM   #2
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You have the wrong version of libxml2. The current version in Ubuntu's breezy-repository is 2.6.21 and should do. So:
Code:
sudo apt-get install libxml2
 
Old 01-19-2006, 06:50 AM   #3
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ok i done that and it says i have already have the newest version
Code:
chris@home2-linux:~$ sudo apt-get install libxml2
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
libxml2 is already the newest version.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 61 not upgraded.
chris@home2-linux:~$
any other ideas ?
 
Old 01-19-2006, 07:03 AM   #4
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Two ideas.

First:
sudo apt-get install fontconfig

Second:
Maybe you are using only the local repository, or you have forgotten to update the package meta-data.

1) Check that you are using the right repositories (you can use symaptic for that).
2) sudo apt-get update
3) sudo apt-get install libxml2
 
Old 01-19-2006, 07:33 AM   #5
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hi thanks but still no luck according to synaptic i already have libxml2-2.6.21-ubuntu1 installed and although sudo apt-get install fontconfig works it doesnt not solve my problem beacuse the reason i want fontconfig is so that openbox will compile for some reason when i install it by apt-get it has loads of probems and ive solved this by compileing it in the past. this is the error i get when i try to compile openbox
Code:
checking for xft... Package fontconfig was not found
in the pkg-config search path. Perhaps you should add the directory
containing `fontconfig.pc' to the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment 
variable Package 'fontconfig', required by 'Xft', not found
configure: error: Library requirements (xft) not met; consider 
adjusting the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable if your libraries 
are in a nonstandard prefix so pkg-config can find them.
 
Old 01-19-2006, 08:10 AM   #6
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Maybe this is bold, but did you try what your computer told you to do? -Often it is as simple as that ;-)
Quote:
Perhaps you should add the directory containing `fontconfig.pc' to the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable
So figure out where your 'fontconfig.pc' is:
Code:
find / -name fontconfig.pc 2> /dev/null
and then add the found path to the specified env-var:
Code:
export PKG_CONFIG_PATH=$PKG_CONFIG_PATH:/here/the/path/to/fontconfig.pc

Last edited by Flesym; 01-19-2006 at 08:20 AM.
 
Old 01-19-2006, 08:52 AM   #7
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thanks but unfortunately
Code:
find / -name fontconfig.pc 2> /dev/null
doesnt actuley find anything

Last edited by manicman; 01-19-2006 at 09:17 AM.
 
Old 01-19-2006, 09:53 AM   #8
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I think the file "fontconfig.pc" comes with the development library of fontconfig so try:
Code:
sudo apt-get install libfontconfig1-dev
 
Old 01-19-2006, 11:54 AM   #9
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Thanks everyone that worked thanks for your help
 
  


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