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Old 08-11-2005, 11:31 AM   #1
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Compiling - libXext not found?

I have now succesfully, and largely thanks to this forum, gotten my Suse system to the point where I can do all the tasks I previously did on Windows. The remaining problem is system backup.

I have tried to compile kdar, but I get the following error:
checking for libXext... no
configure: error: We need a working libXext to proceed. Since configure
can't find it itself, we stop here assuming that make wouldn't find
them either.
The whole compiling log is here.

I have searched my system for the file, and found it at /usr/X11R6/lib. Actually, the file is called Is that the same file? And how can I tell the system where it is?

I tried to install libXext with YAST, but it says I already have a package that provides it.
Old 08-11-2005, 12:04 PM   #2
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Location: Malaysia - KULMY / CNXTH
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edit your /etc/
add one line
save it then run /sbin/ldconfig && updatedb as root
then try reconfig again u might have luck

have fun
Old 08-11-2005, 12:42 PM   #3
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I have no idea what that means, but I tried to do it anyway .
However, already had that line.


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