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Old 03-04-2013, 02:36 PM   #1
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Trying to compile metacity 2.28 without ROOT privileges on a Red Hat, missing package

I am working an a server where I need Metacity. The server (Red Hat 6.4, linux 2.6.32 x86_64) does not have it and I don't have privileges to install anything.

So I decided to compile it myself. After trying few versions, I chose Metacity 2.28.1 as meets gtk requirements.

Now, However, If I try to run the configure:

./configure --prefix="/home/(sensored)/programs/"

I get the following:

checking for METACITY... configure: error: Package requirements (gtk+-2.0 >= 2.10.0 pango >= 1.2.0 libcanberra-gtk gconf-2.0 >= 1.2.0 libstartup-notification-1.0 >= 0.7 xcomposite >= 0.2 xfixes xrender xdamage xcursor) were not met:

No package 'xdamage' found
So apparently I would need to do the following:

Somehow get the xdamage package.
Extract it to my home folder.
And tell the configure where to find it using appropriate flags.


Where can I find appropriate xdamage package?
Do I need to use RPM package manager somehow?
And which flags to use to tell the configure so that it can find the package.

Could someone point me right direction thanks
Old 03-04-2013, 04:01 PM   #2
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Found a workaround:

./configure --prefix="/home/(sensored)/programs/" --disable-compositor

This disables a feature, however. But it's sufficient solution for now.


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