Error compiling Abiword

Kamael kamael at
Mon Nov 4 16:27:12 PST 2002

On 03 Nov 2002 18:04:02 -0600
"Dagmar d'Surreal" <dagmar at> wrote:

> Because it's not needed, and you're wrong about it being needed.
> It would slightly more productive if you were to look in the
> config.log file which was being created by the configure script (until
> it crashed).

the configure script doesn't crashes... it exits OK... the make
process is the problem.
actually I think libXext.a IS needed... i created a fake
libXext.a and the make continued...until another error came up...anyway,
here's the proof of the lack (without the fake file) : 

../../../../src/text/ptbl/xp/libPtbl.a -L/usr/lib -L/usr/X11R6/lib -lgtk
-lgdk -rdynamic -lgmodule -lglib -ldl -lXext -lX11 -lm -L/usr/lib
-rdynamic -lgmodule -lglib -ldl
/usr/src/abiword-1.0.3/wv/libwv.a   -ljpeg -lpng -lz  /usr/bin/ld:
cannot find -lXext collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
make[5]: *** [AbiWord_s] Error 1
make[5]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/abiword-1.0.3/abi/src/wp/main/unix'
make[4]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[4]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/abiword-1.0.3/abi/src/wp/main/unix'
make[3]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[3]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/abiword-1.0.3/abi/src/wp/main'
make[2]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/abiword-1.0.3/abi/src/wp'
make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/abiword-1.0.3/abi/src'
make: *** [all-recursive] Error 1

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