[blfs-dev] Inkscape build

Randy McMurchy randy at linuxfromscratch.org
Sat Feb 9 06:27:34 PST 2013

Hi all,

I'm not sure how many build Xorg outside of the /usr hierarchy, but I do and
it really doesn't cause any issues. However, the build of inkscape choked at
the very end when it links all the object files into the inkscape binaries
with a "cannot find -lX11" message (or something like that).

All I had to do was put "-L/usr/X11R6/lib" on the LDFLAGS= line of /src/Makefile.
Is this worth mentioning (to update /src/Makefile.in before starting) in the book?


rmlscsi: [bogomips 1003.23] [GNU ld version 2.16.1] [gcc (GCC) 4.0.3]
[GNU C Library stable release version 2.3.6] [Linux i686]
08:21:00 up 65 days, 18:20, 1 user, load average: 0.02, 0.01, 0.00

More information about the blfs-dev mailing list