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Old 10-02-2008, 10:59 AM   #1
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Package xmuu was not found in the pkg-config search path

The configure script for a small program (xpr, but I don't think
it matters) is failing with the complaint that pkg-config finds
no evidence of xmuu on my system. As xmuu appears to be a recently-added
piece of XFree86, and as I am running Xorg in any case, I do not
dispute the finding. But I cannot figure out how to install xmuu,
or otherwise satisfy the configure script that xpr can be compiled
without it. Asking search engines to locate xmuu is fruitful: many
pages on the World Wide Web are located purporting to contain the
xmuu distribution. A typical search result, for example, would be
However, this page, and other similar pages, contain no links to any
actual source code, only to an Imakefile and to a file called Xmuu-def.cpp.
This, the search engine results do not inform me how to obtain the
xmuu library. Can you help with this? Alternately, can you locate
xpr source that does not depend on xmuu? If you do not think that this
topic is of general interest, please write back to
Thank you in advance for your reply.
Old 10-03-2008, 04:39 AM   #2
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The source for Xorg X Windows can always be found at their website. xmuu is provided by the library libXmu.
Old 11-23-2014, 04:28 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by weibullguy View Post
The source for Xorg X Windows can always be found at their website. xmuu is provided by the library libXmu.
false info

X11 miscellaneous micro-utility library (development headers)

libXmuu provides a set of miscellaneous utility convenience functions for X libraries to use. It is a lighter version of libXmu that does not depend on libXt or libXext; for more information on libXmu, see libxmu6.

This package contains the development headers for the library found in libxmuu1. Non-developers likely have little use for this package.

More information about X.Org can be found at: <URL:>

This module can be found at git://

according to that ^^^ you have Xmu already, but the pkg is demanding a lesser version thought the full in installed

i think it's a trip up, there are newly very many of in Xorg, to waste your time

X.4.8.0 has: 0 trip ups, compiles and installs w/o git in less < 1hr all said and done (thats including typing, downloading, compiling, and running, 1 hr or less)

i've been having wicked problems compiling X11R7.6

the worst: Mesa GL hacking group, hacks prevent Mesa, also Gl apps from compiling, version mismatches for gl AND breakage for older compilers (you have to upgrade), and libdrm before that - which the newer of i can't get to compile missing lots of things.

also bad: XCB, which claims it's better than libX11, that X11 shouldn't be used, requires perl upgrade and supports a project that claims X11 should not be used, and has put hacks all over preventing normal build (ie, xlsclients now a separate dl, a and broken demanding xcb: that's funny it doesn't use XCB acc. to XFree86)

yet i've recorded it all and am almost done with X11R7.6 and typical apps build

allot of work arounds - all new - all by foreigners who don't like X11 and changelog they are "correcting and moving things out of the way"

it's allot of wasted time and i think it's intentional

you should use git. last time i tried: get on debian isn't same git (name clash). i got git it refused to compile. when i did get git later (as pkg) it just says (two diff hosts) "can't change directories" and quits

i'm compiling X as i always have - without cvs or git - and i see people apparently have an agenda to put damage X and put their bitch code in it's place

rather: they should rename their "project" and allow others to choose which, the original or theirs

rather: if they don't like X11 they should not be hacking it

rather: i suspect it's financial terrorism by people with agenda against USA and Xerox Windows (ie, microsoft, novell)
Old 11-23-2014, 04:29 PM   #4
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i already visited and downloaded all suggested and all else that wasnt

Xmuu isn't in there
Old 11-23-2014, 04:36 PM   #5
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oddly a while ago to build somethign i was required by website to use git

i then went to git's website to get git. refused my damn connection.

said something about "ipv4 sucks switch to ipv6" and hung up on me and something about ip blocking

Old 11-23-2014, 04:48 PM   #6
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i'm just compiling xsetroot(1) which is used to set my desktop background

it hadn't and doesn't need xcb or gl or xmuu

however: it isn't compiling

i'm sure i'll hack it through. fact is: they are breaking things left and right and their "product" in exchange for their power to do this: i don't like it, nothing in is spells a good reason.

infact my old XFree86 server running on a 1997 card is more accelerated than newer Xorg server with i915 2007 card. old is way more accelerated: ie, mpeg that doesn't take forever to load and streams well, ie, no artifacts due to improper screen updating

i'm trying Xorg for font issues only. unfortunately no one is updating fonts in XFree86 anymore. xfree was denied use of fonts early on, so it's early fonts were very hacky and partial. the guessing and lack of proper creating in older versions of Xfree (haven't tried newest) cauase a situation where when ever one looks at a page someone else made (a few mixed fonts) one is unsure if what they are looking at is (1) all there and (2) the correct glyphs the author intended. (not to mention crashing due to fonts, that too for smaller apps)
Old 11-23-2014, 05:02 PM   #7
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edit your ./configure*

search: xmuu, replace Xmuu

why? /usr/local/lib/pkg-config/Xmu[u].pc

names there are case sensitive and ./configure has to follow that

apparently libXmu does install Xmuu is my guess. which is why no one can find it.

libXv and the X11R7.6 build also fell prey to that issue - however fixing it is much more convoluted

note: this means who released the hack of xsetroot never tested it

NOTE: XSETROOT does not require xmuu. it's not anywhere in source. it does require Xmu header and does use Xmu (if Xmuu offers it, whatever)

the ./configure lied because the source calls for Xmu not Xmuu by name.

COPYING libtool xmu.pc
ChangeLog README config.log depcomp
INSTALL aclocal.m4 config.status doc missing xmuu.pc
Makefile config.guess config.sub include src config.h configure install-sh stamp-h1
Old 11-23-2014, 05:05 PM   #8
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the issue isn't if it's solved

the issue is Xorg and allot of hacks have thrown in endless problems to solve

and the ones i'm finding: amateurish. put there by someone who is breaking something and not even familiar with what they are breaking (ie, not knowlegable of unix, but making simple changes who's only purpose can be to stop things from working)


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