[OS X TeX] Re: Leopard, MacTeX2007 and gv

Martin Costabel costabel at wanadoo.fr
Sat Jun 28 16:35:55 EDT 2008

Peter Dyballa wrote:
> Am 28.06.2008 um 09:29 schrieb Eric van der Oord:
>>     configure: error: Unable to find a valid Xaw3d library. Please 
>> install it and rerun configure.
>> Of course I installed Xaw3d wih i-installer before.
> Then set environment variables like LDFLAGS and CFLAGS that allow 
> configure to find the Xaw3d parts (libraries and C header files) in the 
> system. This can also work with arguments for configure. Run 'configure 
> --help' or 'configure --help=recursive' and see how you can help 
> configure to reach your aim!
> The configure script leaves a LOG file in which it is described why 
> something fails.

Until Eric tells what his config.log file says about the error, all one 
can do is guessing. Here is my guess:

Try to run configure with the following command:

./configure --x-includes=/usr/X11R6/include --x-libraries=/usr/X11R6/lib

If this works, then here is the explanation: The recent X11 updates from 
macosforge come without some components (xmkmf) that have traditionally 
been used by configure scripts to locate the X11 installation. The 
result is that a simple "./configure" will no longer work for software 
that uses X11.

Now I don't know what version of X11 Eric has installed, but in any case 
if you want to build xv on Leopard with X11 updated from 
xquartz.macosforge, you need the above flags.


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