[cairo] autogen problems with pixman

Behdad Esfahbod behdad at behdad.org
Thu Sep 18 13:03:07 PDT 2008

The solution I proposed will still work.

Try setting ACLOCAL_FLAGS="-I /prefix/share/aclocal/" or something like that.
Also don't forget to set PKG_CONFIG_PATH.


Damian Frank wrote:
> 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
> though.
> 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.)
> Damian

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