AC_PATH_XTRA vs modular xorg

Toshio Kuratomi toshio at
Mon Jan 30 17:22:27 UTC 2006

Does AC_PATH_XTRA (an autoconf macro used in to figure out
X library and include paths) cause problems with modular xorg?  From the
autoconf info page it looks like it uses xmkmf to work its magic.  Is
this information current?  If so, this would leave me with several

1) BuildRequire: imake  This will bring in xmkmf so that AC_PATH_XTRA
will work.  Since xmkmf and imake are on the way out and pkgconfig is on
the way in, this doesn't seem like the right thing to do.

2) In the package's spec, use:
   %configure --x-includes/x-libraries=<pkg-config output>
This seems to be driving in the right direction but isn't suitable for
sending upstream.

3) Modify the to use pkg-config.  In order to go upstream,
this would need some sort of conditional in order to do a traditional
AC_PATH_X type check in case of older X releases.

Have other people run into this type of problem in their packages yet?
Any pointers to a better way of handling it?

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