Error compiling Abiword

James Drabb JDrabb at
Mon Nov 4 17:57:49 PST 2002

On Mon, 4 Nov 2002 21:27:12 -0300
Kamael <kamael at> wrote:

> 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/expat/lib/.libs/libexpat.a
> /usr/src/abiword-1.0.3/psiconv/psiconv/.libs/libpsiconv.a
> /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

Can you send me the full compile line that bombs?  I usally go to the
directory where make failed, in this case
/usr/src/abiword-1.0.3/abi/src/wp/main/unix and then I fiddle with
the make file.  I don't see any -L/usr/X11R6/lib in the compile line
above.  Maybe that is why make cannot file libXext.  You could try

CFLAGS="$CFLAGS -L/usr/X11R6/lib -lXext" make

Jim Drabb
Those who would sacrifice freedom for security will get neither
James Drabb JR
Programmer Analyst
Davenport, FL
JDrabb at
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