Subject: GTK+ and Xinerama (Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc/x11/gtk2)
To: None <>
From: Eric Gillespie <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/12/2003 16:07:15
Thomas Klausner <> writes:

> Log Message:
> Disable xinerama (work around linking problem with gtk2-using applications).

I was disappointed to see this because i had been looking forward
to the Xinerama support.  Today i finally had time to investigate
what linking problem you were referring to.

The problem is that a program trying to link with GTK+ doesn't
know it needs to link with Xinerama.  On some platforms that sort
of thing is worked out automatically, but i guess NetBSD can't do
that (see pkg/19777 for another example of this).  So all we need
to do is get -lXinerama into the pkgconfig file.  For pkg/19777,
we had to patch the pkgconfig file.  GTK+ provides a
--enable-explicit-deps argument to the configure script to take
care of this for us.

So i think the correct fix is to use that.  Using this patch, i
have Xinerama support in GTK+ and GConf2 built and installed
successfully.  Now i have to rebuild all the other GTK+ 2.x
packages i use, so i'll report back if i find any failures.

Index: Makefile
RCS file: /cvsroot/pkgsrc/x11/gtk2/Makefile,v
retrieving revision 1.21
diff -a -u -r1.21 Makefile
--- Makefile	2003/01/04 20:01:18	1.21
+++ Makefile	2003/01/12 21:02:21
@@ -25,8 +25,7 @@
 CONFIGURE_ARGS+=	--enable-gtk-doc=no
 CONFIGURE_ARGS+=	--with-html-dir=${PREFIX}/share/doc/html
-CONFIGURE_ENV+=		ac_cv_header_X11_extensions_Xinerama_h=no
-CONFIGURE_ENV+=		ac_cv_lib_Xinerama_XineramaQueryExtension=no
+CONFIGURE_ARGS+=	--enable-explicit-deps
 TEST_TARGET=		check

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