xorg-server-1.6.3 " No package 'xfont' found"

Jim McConville jhmc at xmission.com
Sat Oct 10 09:18:30 PDT 2009

Ref. BLFS svn 20091008 
       Chapter 23. X Window System Environment

While compiling xorg-server-1.6.3  executing the installation commands:
	./configure $XORG_CONFIG 	
	   --with-module-dir=$XORG_PREFIX/lib/X11/modules \
	   --with-xkb-output=/var/lib/xkb \
	   --enable-install-setuid &&	

I have encountered the following termination:

"checking for XSERVERCFLAGS... configure: error: Package requirements 
(randrproto >= renderproto >= 0.9.3 fixesproto >= 4.0 damageproto >= 
1.1 xcmiscproto xextproto >= 7.0.3 xproto >= 7.0.13 xtrans >= 
1.2.2bigreqsproto resourceproto fontsproto inputproto >= 1.5 kbproto >= 1.0.3 
videoproto compositeproto >= 0.4 scrnsaverproto >= 1.1 resourceproto 
xineramaproto xkbfile xfont xau fontenc pixman-1 >= 0.13.2 hal dbus-1 xdmcp 
openssl) were not met:

No package 'xfont' found

Consider adjusting the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable if you
installed software in a non-standard prefix."

The font-7.4.wget file does not list a 'libXfont" source.  I suspect that the 
Xorg-7.4 has incorporated the "xfonts-*" into some X11 libraries but the 
Makefile does not reflect the change. Any advice in persuing and resolving 
this compile problem  would be appreciated.

Jim McConville
jhmc at xmission.com

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