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  1. #1

    configure: error: We need a working libXext to proceed


    I give up watching in newsgroups to solve my problem. I found many answers but nothing helps me about my configure-problem.

    I downloaded digikam-0.7.3-beta1.tar.gz and tried to configure and then to install it. My system is SuSE Linux 9.2 (x86_64).

    While the configure process the following error appears:

    ./configure --prefix=/usr/local/apps/digikam
    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.
    This output appears while every configure process that uses X-components.
    The library links to a library called and is in the following directory: /usr/X11R6/lib

    Corresponding to some answers I installed XFree86-devel, but it helps nothing.

    Has anybody additional ideas to solve my problem? I'm really discouraged yet!

    Thanks in advance,

  2. #2
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    Jul 2003
    Stockholm, Sweden
    install all the development packages you can find with yast.. its total overkill but should solve the problem.

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    emerge -D libXext


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