[cairo] Trouble compiling XCB backend

Felix Rabe public at felixrabe.textdriven.com
Mon Apr 21 06:51:55 PDT 2008


I gave compiling Cairo+XCB a shot.  Attached you can read the
rant<-<-<-<-howto I wrote on the way to compile all the necessary
libraries.  I got to having XCB+prerequisites installed in
~/opt/xcb-cairo, as well as pixman.  (See howto.)

Platform: Ubuntu 8.04 i386

Now Cairo (up-to-date Git master branch) doesn't want to compile:

$ ./autogen.sh --prefix=$P --enable-xcb 2>&1 | tee cairo-build-log.txt

( -> attached, looks like this at the end:)

checking for cairo's XCB backend...
checking for xcb... no
checking whether cairo's XCB backend could be enabled... no (requires
XCB http://xcb.freedesktop.org)
configure: error: requested XCB backend could not be enabled

The following is an extract of the environment as given by 'export -p':

declare -x ACLOCAL="aclocal -I /home/fr/opt/xcb-cairo/share/aclocal"
declare -x HOME="/home/fr"
declare -x LD_LIBRARY_PATH="/home/fr/opt/xcb-cairo/lib"
declare -x LIBDIR="/home/fr/opt/xcb-cairo/lib"
declare -x P="/home/fr/opt/xcb-cairo"
declare -x
declare -x PKG_CONFIG_PATH="/home/fr/opt/xcb-cairo/lib/pkgconfig"
declare -x PWD="/home/fr/xcb-cairo/cairo"
declare -x PYTHONPATH="/home/fr/opt/xcb-cairo/lib/python2.5/site-packages"
declare -x SHELL="/bin/bash"

'./configure --help' mentions:
  xcb_LIBS    linker flags for xcb, overriding pkg-config

As 'pkg-config --libs xcb' seems to give me good values, I have no clue
what I'm missing:

-L/home/fr/opt/xcb-cairo/lib -lxcb

'pkg-config --cflags xcb':


Felix Rabe

PS: Thanks for the warm welcome :)
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