[cairo] autogen problems with pixman

Damian Frank damian.frank at gmail.com
Thu Sep 18 12:54:53 PDT 2008

On Thu, Sep 18, 2008 at 2:03 PM, Behdad Esfahbod <behdad at behdad.org> wrote:
> You need to install the pkgconfig package.  Pixman can be "fixed" by copying
> pkg.m4 into its acinclude.m4.  That's what I do for cairo.

Thanks.  That's not the problem, though, since pkgconfig is present.
Actually, my build script for cairo builds a recent version of
pkgconfig first (0.23 at present) and installs it in the same
directories (same --prefix) as cairo is configured with.  This bin
directory appears first in the PATH, and it's definitely  actually
have this script I go through to build cairo that builds pkg-config
0.23 first, and it's on the path.  (The machine has 0.15 installed in
/usr/bin, but the built version appears first on the path, and
pkg-config --version shows 0.23.)

Prior to building pixman, the script also builds and installs freetype
and fontconfig, so I'm pretty sure the installation of pkgconfig is
working.  Maybe there's some weird conflict with the system version

Any ideas?  (I can also work around this problem by running autogen.sh
on a more recent machine, so it's not a huge deal for me.)


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