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Old 04-21-2012, 01:23 PM   #1
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Compiling cairo-1.12

One of the dependencies cairo has for compiling is pixman0.22, and I already compiled and installed pixman. For some reason cairo thinks pixman is not present on my system but it is... Any suggestions as to how I can resolve this problem? I installed pixman from the instructions on .

I also installed everything else on the cairo dependencies list that wasn't optional:

I don't understand why when I try to compile & install cairo it tells me this:
checking for pixman... no
checking whether cairo's image surface backend feature could be enabled... no (requires pixman-1 >= 0.22.0
configure: error: mandatory image surface backend feature could not be enabled
when pixman is properly installed?

bash-4.1$ l /usr/include/pixman
0 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 8 Apr 13 21:45 /usr/include/pixman -> pixman-1
I'm running slackware 13.37

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Old 04-22-2012, 06:36 AM   #2
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Is there a reason for wanting cairo-1.12, rather than the 1.10 that comes with Slackware?
Old 04-22-2012, 02:22 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by brianL View Post
Is there a reason for wanting cairo-1.12, rather than the 1.10 that comes with Slackware?
I was not aware that I already had it. I was getting cairo 1.12 because I was trying to compile Libre Office, but since I now have installed it from a slackware package I no longer need to compile libre office from source. Thanks.
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Did you solve the problem? I met exactly the same and spent whole day trying to resolve it, but no luck! yt


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