gtk+-2 dependencies

Richard B. Pyne rpyne at
Tue Oct 5 08:03:49 CEST 2010

  There is nothing obvious about gtk+-2 needing libX11. There are a 
number of things that depend on gtk+-2 that have nothing to do with X, 
such as some options for ImageMagick and ffmpeg. both have use as 
command line utilities for image conversion.

On 10/4/2010 11:37 PM, samuel wrote:
> Lunar has never listed dependencies that were too obvious... like gtk+-2
> depending on libX11. It's also something that wasn't possible untill shortly
> because we were still supporting 2 versions of xorg (the monolithic 6 and
> version 7)
> On Tue, Oct 5, 2010 at 1:00 AM, Richard B. Pyne<rpyne at>  wrote:
>>   I am finding many places where modules have dependencies that are not
>> included in depends.
>> For example, gtk+-2 will not build without libX11, but there is no
>> dependency included in the module.
>> Then even after installing libX11, gtk+-2 still says it isn't there:
>> checking for IceConnectionNumber in -lICE... no
>> checking for XOpenDisplay... no
>> configure: error: *** libX11 not found. Check 'config.log' for more
>> details.
>> Creating /var/log/lunar/compile/gtk+-2-20.1.bz2
>> ! Problem detected during BUILD
>> root at earth ~ # lvu installed libX11
>> 1.3.5

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