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Old 06-28-2005, 09:45 AM   #1
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libXext error when running ./configure

Hello gurus,

I was trying to install KSmoothDoc for KDE 3.2 on my Debian box. I got the debian package and was about to install when I got 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.

I have both libxext6 and libxext-dev installed so I'm not sure which package I'm missing...
Old 06-29-2005, 07:05 PM   #2
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Did you try to install via apt?

If not, check the apt documentation, set up the /etc/apt/sources.list, then run:

apt-get update
apt-get install <package name>

apt should find installed packages, get the package, and any dependencies needed to successfully install the package.
Old 05-26-2011, 08:08 AM   #3
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Install package xorg-dev. OK.


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