BLFS libxcb-1.4 configure error cmd terminated

stosss stosss at
Mon Feb 15 00:34:11 PST 2010

On Mon, Feb 15, 2010 at 3:09 AM, stosss <stosss at> wrote:
>  Beyond Linux® From Scratch - Version svn-20100203
> Chapter 8. General Libraries
> libxcb-1.4
> checking for xsltproc... no
> configure: error: XCB requires xsltproc.
> The command terminated right after that appeared on the screen.
> I did not see anything in the documentation up to this point about xsltproc.
> installed
> Required
> libXau-1.0.5, libXdmcp-1.0.3, libpthread-stubs-0.1, libxslt-1.1.26,
> and xcb-proto-1.5
> I started this series of package builds from:
>  Beyond Linux® From Scratch - Version svn-20100203
> Part VI. X + Window Managers
> and worked my way through the dependencies installing all of the
> required and some of the optional. I even looked ahead checking to see
> what might become required some where else before decided to build or
> not the optional.
> I had no problems with any of the packages in the x window system
> section until this one. I have been following the book and only doing
> what was in the book and nothing else.
> My environment for the x windows system builds is set up like this:
> export XORG_PREFIX="/usr"
> export XORG_CONFIG="--prefix=$XORG_PREFIX --sysconfdir=/etc \
>    --mandir=$XORG_PREFIX/share/man --localstatedir=/var"
> Placed the above in /etc/profile so they would be available to root
> and the unprivileged user.
> /sources/xc
> /sources/xc/proto
> /sources/xc/util
> /sources/xc/libxcb-1.4

Okay! Found my problem.

I was actually here:

 Beyond Linux® From Scratch - Version svn-20100203
Chapter 23. X Window System Environment

Xorg Libraries

And working my way through the required

Ed-1.4, Fontconfig-2.7.3, Xorg Protocol Headers, and libXdmcp-1.0.3

And decided to do three of these


libxcb-1.4 (a modern Xlib replacement) and xmlto-0.0.23 with one or
more of the following: FOP-0.95, Links-2.2, Lynx-2.8.7rel.1, and w3m
(to generate additional PDF or text documentation for the libXfont

If I had jumped over to xmlto-0.0.23 first I would have found the
package on that page that gave me what I was missing for libxcb-1.4

Problem solved package built no problems.

So maybe a note should be added or the order in the options list
changed. So some one else does not get tripped by this.

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