build problem with --enable-install-libxf86config

Dan Nicholson dbn.lists at
Thu Dec 16 21:58:27 PST 2010

On Thu, Dec 16, 2010 at 1:09 PM, Alan Coopersmith
<alan.coopersmith at> wrote:
> Simon Thum wrote:
>> Hi List,
>> on my gentoo box I have a server build which fails (using the live xorg
>> ebuilds). The ebuild invokes:
>> ./configure (lots) --enable-install-libxf86config (lots more)
>> My (separate) dev builds didn't fail. So I applied the above command
>> line to my dev tree and, viola, the exact same error occurred:
>> make[4]: Entering directory `/usr/src/xorg/tree/xserver/hw/xfree86/parser'
>> make[4]: *** No rule to make target `/os/xprintf.c', needed by
>> `libxf86config_a-xprintf.o'.  Stop.
> Oh!  Is that what is about?
> I didn't realize that was a mistake in my asprintf patches - sorry.
> Does fixing the capitalization in as the bug suggests solve it?

Certainly that has to be the problem. $(TOP_SRCDIR)/os/xprintf.c ==
/os/xprintf.c since TOP_SRCDIR is undefined. Simon, you can shortcut
to "automake && ./config.status" to get that incorporated.


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