[EMBOSS] Problem making EMBOSS 5 in xubuntu

David Mathog mathog at caltech.edu
Tue Jul 24 18:08:05 UTC 2007

> I tried to compile emboss 5 in Xubuntu and I got several errors. Since
> the output is about 30Kb, I uploaded the output here to avoid filling
> this list:
> http://sbassi.googlepages.com/embosserror
> I have compilers installed (by build-essential). Xubuntu uses XFCE as
> xwindows windows manager.

xwin.lo -MD -MP -MF .deps/xwin.Tpo -c xwin.c  -fPIC -DPIC -o .libs/xwin.o
In file included from xwin.c:34:
plxwd.h:22:22: error: X11/Xlib.h: No such file or directory
plxwd.h:23:23: error: X11/Xutil.h: No such file or directory
plxwd.h:24:28: error: X11/cursorfont.h: No such file or directory
plxwd.h:25:24: error: X11/keysym.h: No such file or directory

Does your system have Xlib.h?  On many linux distros the include
files are in separate packages which are not installed by default.
For instance on Mandriva:

% locate Xlib.h
% rpm -q --whatprovides /usr/include/X11/Xlib.h

If the files are installed you may need to give configure a hint
as to where to find them.  (That would be surprising in this case
though, those are pretty common include files.) 


David Mathog
mathog at caltech.edu
Manager, Sequence Analysis Facility, Biology Division, Caltech

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