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Old 01-02-2013, 04:18 AM   #1
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compiling PHP - configure error


I get the following error after going for --configure with --with-xpm:

configure: error: libXpm. (a|so) not found.
So I thought to myself, "Installing the developer package is what you need" and did a smooth "sudo apt-get install libxpm-dev" - which surprisingly told me that libxpm-dev is already the newest version.

Does anyone know now how to go on? Googl'ing for the problem keeps be pinned down to the installing the libxpm-dev package.

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- Running on Ubuntu 12.04 Server Edtion (within a VM established with Vagrant (->
- Exact command used: ./configure [... more options ...] --with-xpm-dir
- I am root while executing any command

Last edited by LukasH; 01-02-2013 at 04:20 AM. Reason: adding information
Old 01-02-2013, 11:03 AM   #2
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I think you could hack the location where configure is checking for the existence of that file by setting up an environment variable or --with-xpm-dir=


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