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Old 04-15-2006, 06:39 PM   #1
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help: installing from source

I'm trying to install libxfce4mcs-4.2.3I. I run
./configure --prefix=$HOME
make install
So now I try to install xfce-mcs-manager-4.2.3but in the end I get
checking for libxfcegui4-1.0 >= 4.2.0... not found
*** The required package libxfcegui4-1.0 was not found on your system.
*** Please install libxfcegui4-1.0 (atleast version 4.2.0) or adjust
*** the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable if you
*** installed the package in a nonstandard prefix so that
*** pkg-config is able to find it.
I tried adding my home to $PKG_CONFIG_PATH but it still doesn't work.

What did I do wrong?
Old 04-15-2006, 06:45 PM   #2
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Did you install libxfcegui first? There is a list on the XFCE website that shows the order in which you must compile packages.
Old 04-15-2006, 06:47 PM   #3
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If your prefix=$HOME then add $HOME/lib/pkgconfig to $PKG_CONFIG_PATH
Old 04-15-2006, 07:13 PM   #4
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Thank You very much for the reply.

Before I proceed with all instructions. Is there anything wrong with what I'm doing? like security risk?

I didn't bother to install XFCE sytem wide because I'm the only user and root doesn't need it.


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