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Old 02-10-2007, 11:27 PM   #1
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need Xlib.h and Xutil.h

I am trying to install pgplot5 on Kubuntu Edgy. In the 'make' step it generates these messages:
gcc -c -Wall -fPIC -DPG_PPU -O -I. -I/usr/X11R6/include /usr/local/src/pgplot/drivers/xwdriv.c
/usr/local/src/pgplot/drivers/xwdriv.c:128:22: error: X11/Xlib.h: No such file or directory
/usr/local/src/pgplot/drivers/xwdriv.c:129:23: error: X11/Xutil.h: No such file or directory

I've searched /usr on down and don't have the files Xlib.h and Xutil.h. What package do I need to install to get these files?

I would appreciate any helpful answers but if they were geared toward someone who is a newbie with Synaptic, apt-get and gcc that would be most appreciated.

Thank you,
- TSloth
Old 02-11-2007, 12:31 AM   #2
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both are in libx11-dev,
You may also need xlibs-dev, xlibs-static-dev, and xorg-dev
Old 02-11-2007, 01:15 AM   #3
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While your at it install the checkinstall package so you can use it in place of the make install step to build a .deb file you can install with dpkg -i file.deb depending on the options set in the /etc/checkinstallrc it will be automatically installed. To build the .deb use a command line like this replacing the obvious parts with the correct package name, version number and your name.

checkinstall -D --pkgname=name --pkgversion==1.2.3 --maintainer="Your Name"
You want to install the apt-file package as well this allows you to search to find which package contains the file you need when getting a compile error "not found". You need to run apt-file update as root (good to do every once in a while) to update its cache then you can search with in your case above apt-file search X11/Xlib.h to get a result like below.

apt-file search X11/Xlib.h
ghc-cvs-libsrc: usr/share/doc/ghc-cvs-libsrc/X11/Graphics/X11/Xlib.hs
ghc6: usr/lib/ghc-6.4.1/imports/Graphics/X11/Xlib.hi
ghc6: usr/lib/ghc-6.4.2/imports/Graphics/X11/Xlib.hi
ghc6-libsrc: usr/share/doc/ghc6-libsrc/X11/Graphics/X11/Xlib.hs
ghc6-libsrc: usr/share/doc/ghc6-libsrc/X11/Graphics/X11/Xlib.hs
hugs: usr/lib/hugs/packages/X11/Graphics/X11/Xlib.hs
hugs: usr/lib/hugs/packages/X11/Graphics/X11/Xlib.hs
ivtools-dev: usr/include/IV-X11/Xlib.h
libx11-dev: usr/include/X11/Xlib.h
libx11-dev: usr/include/X11/Xlib.h
Which as the post above tells you shows the needed libx11-dev in the results.
Old 02-11-2007, 01:23 AM   #4
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Thank you binary_y2k2, that did it!

Thank you HappyTux for the tips for doing it better in the future.

- TSloth


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