Failed to compile trunk on openSUSE 12.2

Elliott Sales de Andrade qulogic at
Sat Sep 29 18:48:10 EDT 2012

On Sat, Sep 29, 2012 at 6:38 PM, Eion Robb <eionrobb at> wrote:
> Shouldn't that be part of gtk libs rather than in the pidgin automake filrs?
> Especially since the platform may or may not have X11 (eg quartz backend on
> OSX or win32 backend)

If Pidgin uses it, then Pidgin should link with it, regardless of
whether GTK does or does not. In this case, Pidgin uses X11 for VV
stuff (though that's not exactly correct, but I'll fix it later.)

> On Sep 30, 2012 10:01 AM, "Tomasz Wasilczyk" <tomkiewicz.groups at>
> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I have just updated my machine from openSUSE 11.4 to 12.2 and I was
>> unable [1] to compile the latest version of Pidgin.
>> I digged around it, and found out, that there is no -lX11 added for
>> pidgin linking. Patch [2] fixed this. Is it correct way to fix that?
>> Can I commit?

Yea, that seems right, but you should add X11_CFLAGS as well. It
should have been there all this time, but presumably GTK+ always
provided it.

>> Tomek
>> [1]
>> [2]

Elliott aka QuLogic
Pidgin developer

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