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Old 03-29-2004, 12:53 PM   #1
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problem with xpdf installation


I'm using Mandrake Linux 9.2...I recently tried to install xpdf v3.00. But when I tried to ./configure I got the following warning...

configure: WARNING: Couldn't find X/Motif -- you will be able to compile pdftops, pdftotext, pdfinfo, pdffonts, pdftoppm, and pdfimages but not xpdf

And really as it warned, when I ran make and make install, the binary for xpdf was not there.

Can anyone please tell me how to get X/Motif?

one of the forums had a thread which discussed abt a similar problem....the suggestion given was to install XFree86-devel.....but it seems Xfree86-devel-4.3-23mdk has been alredy installed on my machine....

even when I tried to install open-motif, got error messages stating conflicts between XFree86-4.3-23mdk files and open-motif files....

Also wondering what is X/Motif....from what I've understood, it is a GUI tool for X windows i right?
Old 04-08-2004, 04:41 PM   #2
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I got the exact same error on Redhat 9. This fixed it for me:

./configure --prefix=/usr --with-freetype2-includes=/usr/include/freetype2

compiled and seems to run fine.

Old 10-29-2004, 05:28 PM   #3
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I had to write this crazy command line to persuade it to work:
./configure --prefix=/usr --with-freetype2-includes=/usr/include/freetype2 --with-Xm-includes=/usr/X11R6/LessTif/Motif1.2/include --with-Xm-library=/usr/X11R6/LessTif/Motif1.2/lib
So u have to find XmAll.h and and set it by these params: --with-Xm-library= --with-Xm-includes=
Old 03-06-2006, 04:29 AM   #4
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On SLES 9 or Suse 9.1 this worked

./configure CPPFLAGS=-DFT_FREETYPE_H CXXFLAGS=-DFT_FREETYPE_H --prefix=/usr/X11R6 --with-x --with-freetype2-library=/usr/X11R6/lib --with-freetype2-includes=/usr/include/freetype2/


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