On Saturday 28 February 2009 20:12:43 Glyn Millington wrote:
> gahn <ipfr...@yahoo.com> writes:
> > Hi all:
> > I am rebuilding those ports and run into some problems. one of those
> > is:
> > checking for XINPUT... configure: error: Package requirements (x11 xext
> > xi >= 1.2 inputproto >= 1.5) were not met:
> > Requested 'xi >= 1.2' but version of Xi is 1.1.3
> > searching for a while and can't find this "xi". how could I upgrade
> > this "xi"?
> /usr/ports/X11/libXi would be my guess :-)
The long answer:
- this is an error from pkg-config
- pkg-config stores version information in .pc files
- xorg uses descriptive names for these modules, which don't always match the
capitalization or lib prefix of the port, but sometimes does.
- /usr/ports/Mk/bsd.xorg.mk maps the .pc files to the port directories
Therefore, to find out:
$ grep xi.pc /usr/ports/Mk/bsd.xorg.mk
Problem with today's modular software: they start with the modules
and never get to the software part.
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