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#1 2021-06-06 17:04:57

Registered: 2021-06-06
Posts: 2

Thunar 4.17.3 Compile

Hi there, while compiling the latest version of Thunar 4.17.3 from the tarball: https://gitlab.xfce.org/xfce/thunar, I get this error at the end of the compilation:

checking for X... no

configure: error: X Window system libraries and header files are required

Can anybody help me on what specific libraries/packages I should install without breaking my XUbuntu 21.04?

It passed on all the other dependencies


#2 2021-06-07 01:08:44

From: Canada
Registered: 2011-06-02
Posts: 7,844

Re: Thunar 4.17.3 Compile

Hello and welcome.

Looks like you are missing the X development libraries. The best way to get the necessary libraries on an ubuntu system is to first install "build-essential" and then the build dependencies for the package you are trying to rebuild:

sudo apt-get build-dep thunar

Also, with debian-based distros, you need to specify the correct library location. Use something like:

./configure --prefix=/usr --libdir=/lib/$(uname -m)-linux-gnu ....

Note: that the official ubuntu thunar build also uses the following configure parameters:


#3 2021-06-07 09:49:48

Registered: 2021-06-06
Posts: 2

Re: Thunar 4.17.3 Compile

sudo apt install intltool
sudo apt-get build-dep thunar
sudo apt install xfce4-dev-tools
Enable Source code in tab Ubuntu Software in Software & Updates

sudo apt-get build-dep thunar

Download the TarBall for the latest build here: https://gitlab.xfce.org/xfce/thunar

Follow the build steps on the above page

If successful, REBOOT, with reboot

Enjoy Thunar on XUBUNTU 21.04 with splitview

Thank ToZ and if did get something wrong here


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