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Old 09-15-2006, 12:42 PM   #1
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Xtest error compiling Synergy

Trying to compile Synergy 1.3.1, I get this from ./configure:

checking for XTestQueryExtension in -lXtst... no
configure: error: You must have the XTest library to build synergy


[root@localhost synergy-1.3.1]# rpm -qa |grep Xtst


[root@localhost synergy-1.3.1]# locate Xtst

Tried doing 'yum install libXtst-devel', it installs successfully, but I get the same error from ./configure

What am I doing wrong? Is there some way I can specify where it looks when it's talking about "-lXtst"?

Thanks all,
Old 12-12-2009, 10:09 AM   #2
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I know this is sort of a late reply, but other people might run into the same issue and find this thread while looking for a solution (just as I did):

yum install libXtst libXtst-devel libXext libXext-devel
cd /path/to/synergy/source
export CPPFLAGS='-I/usr/lib/X11'
./configure --prefix=/usr/local/synergy
sed -e 's/X_DISPLAY_MISSING 1/X_DISPLAY_MISSING 0/' -i'~' config.h
make install
You're welcome.

Last edited by quirks1; 12-12-2009 at 10:19 AM.


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