Re: Patches

Vincent Lee (
Wed, 18 Nov 1998 23:28:46 PST

Ok well I'm hoping there will be someone here who can help me because  I 
am totally determined to get this window manager working. 

I installed Xfree86 with XF86_SVGA drivers for the RIVA128 
chipset. The symbolic links were not created so I made them.
ln-s /usr/X11R6 X11 (in /usr/X11)

I changed my bash profile to reflect the new path.

I still get errors from the make files that say X11/lib/<file>.h not 
found.  I spooled out the errors to aa file and it doesn't show these 
errors. Can someone let me know what they think? Anyone have this 
problem before?

----Original Message Follows----
Date: Tue, 17 Nov 1998 14:10:40 -0500 (EST)
From: Andrew Sullivan <>
Subject: Re: Patches

On Tue, 17 Nov 1998, Vincent Lee wrote:

> Could you elp me. I'm trying to install this but it won't At the 
> part of the make file it looks in a path X11/lib. I don't have this 
> and it keeps failing even though the files exist in usr/X11R6/lib. How 
> do you install this thing?

You keep asking this, and people keep telling you that there are two
likely problems: either there's a link missing somewhere, or you're
missing a file that you need.

Without the detailed error messages from make, no-one can help you solve
the problem.  If what we've told you isn't helping, you should try
compiling, and capture the error messages you're getting.

The thing that I would try (as I suggested last time) is this: try 
cd /usr/X11/lib. If you don't get anywhere, then you're missing a link
from /usr/X11 to /usr/X11R6.  That _should_ have been created when you
installed X, but maybe it wasn't.

You should try the same thing for other, similar errors that you might

If all of that works, then _please_ post a more detailed report.  The
information you've given us to work with is simply not enough.

Sorry to sound cranky, but it frustrates me that you keep asking a
question without giving us enough information to answer it.


Andrew Sullivan | (better)| 
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