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Old 02-01-2005, 11:02 AM   #1
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checking for X...configure:error


I am trying to install an application and I receive the following error:

checking for X... configure: error: Can't find X includes. Please check your installation and add the correct paths!

I have installed other programs like FireFox and Thunderbird and never received this error. Can someone please help in explaining what this is and what it could possibly be? Thanks in advance!

Old 02-01-2005, 11:51 AM   #2
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there are 2 mothods to install somthing.... precompiled binary's/ packaes (like windows)

or to compile yourself from source code.

You installed X from a binary package, meaning X's source code was not used.

now you are trying to compile a program which needs X.

basically,, either install this program using a pre-compiled binary package.. or install the X source code... usually called X-devel Xorg-devel or XFree86-devel depenign on your distro.
Old 02-01-2005, 01:23 PM   #3
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Thank you, those ended up working....But now I have a new problem. Now it says this:

checking for libz... configure: error: not found.
Possibly configure picks up an outdated version
installed by XFree86. Remove it from your system.

I know that libs are needed for installations and development, but do I need to remove the XFree86 stuff? Please help. Thanks!

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I think Suse use xorg and not xfree86. try removing xfree86 packages and install the devl packages or xorg.
Old 02-01-2005, 03:21 PM   #5
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libz is a package called zlib. install both zlib and zlib-devel


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