compiling xcompmgr, xorg-macros

Dan Nicholson dbn.lists at
Fri Feb 20 13:56:59 PST 2009

On Fri, Feb 20, 2009 at 1:49 PM, Dan <danstowell+xorg at> wrote:
> Hi -
> I checked out xcompmgr from the public git, and tried to compile it;
> the produced this error:
>  error: configure built with too old a version of xorg-macros.m4 -
> requires version 1.1.0 or newer
> (the version number is wrong, as in the patch I sent earlier. really,
> I have v1.1 and the script wants v1.2)
> So in order to get the latest xorg-macros, I cloned the public git
> from git/xorg/util/macros, ran autogen and sudo make install, fine.
> But I still get the same error when trying to compile xcompmgr. I'm
> sure I've missed something, but what? Any suggestions welcome.

Are you sure you're grabbing your local xorg-macros.m4 and not the
system copy? You'll want to set ACLOCAL="aclocal
-I$xprefix/share/aclocal" before running autoreconf (


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