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Old 12-26-2004, 12:48 PM   #1
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configures cant find X includes

I am trying to configure / make / install packages on my FC3 system. Whenever a configuration script reaches the stage of checking for the X server, I'm getting error messages like the one below (this was from the Hydrogen 0.9.1 config, but others are coming up with similar messages)

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

O.K. - how and where can I add the correct paths, and what will they be anyway?

I am getting a related (I think) problem when trying to add packages through the Fedora Package manager, it claims that packages such as xorg-x11-libs-... cannont be found, although if I try to intall these packages, the system tells me that they are already installed.

Any help would be greatly appreciated

Cheers David (a nearly newbie, but still clueless...)
Old 12-26-2004, 12:52 PM   #2
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You most likely need the xorg-devel package(s), which contain the include files and other stuff needed to compile apps against the X libraries. They should be on your install CDs.
Old 12-26-2004, 01:54 PM   #3
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However... When I try to install the Xorg-devel packages (you were right, I forgot to install them originally), I get a message saying that it can't because I need to have Xorg-libs installed first. When I try to install Xorg-libs, I get a message saying that the package is already installed.

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do as root a rpm -e xorg-devel* in the directory w/ the xorg-devel rpms. then do (still as root) a rpm -Uvh xorg-devel*


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