[fxruby-users] installation issues - kubuntu 8.04

Lyle Johnson lyle at lylejohnson.name
Tue Jan 20 09:40:27 EST 2009

On Tue, Jan 20, 2009 at 5:26 AM, dave L <dglnz at yahoo.com> wrote:

> at the time of running make i got the error below...
> s/libFOX-1.6.so.0.0.34
> /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lXext
> collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
> make[1]: *** [libFOX-1.6.la] Error 1
> make[1]: Leaving directory `/spare/fox-1.6.34/src'
> make: *** [install-recursive] Error 1

Doesn't Ubuntu have a package for FOX anyways? Why not just install
that instead?

    sudo aptitude install libfox1.6-dev

But assuming you have some reason not to use the standard package, it
looks like you don't have libXext installed. What happens if you do:

    sudo aptitude install libxext-dev

and then try the "configure; make; make install" cycle for FOX again?

Hope this helps,


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