gnome-config and xft

Mark Gjøl cyrax at
Tue Sep 28 13:49:20 EDT 2004

When I try to compile openbox it complains that I don't have 
gnome-config. This is entirely true, but is it really true that a window 
manager as small and clean as openbox requires that I install half of 
gnome in order to make it cleanly through the configure script?

The last ten (maybe) lines:

checking for pkg-config... 
checking for glib-2.0... yes
checking GLIB_CFLAGS... 
checking GLIB_LIBS... -L/usr/local/gbar/_/gnome/glib/2.4.6//lib -lglib-2.0
checking for xft... sh: gnome-config: not found
sh: gnome-config: not found
Package xft was not found in the pkg-config search path.
Perhaps you should add the directory containing `xft.pc'
to the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable
No package 'xft' found

And that leads me to the 2nd question: Where on earth do I download 
xft?? I've installed Fontconfig, but that doesn't give me an xft.pc file.

This is on Solaris btw. I love openbox on my PCs!
// Mark Gjøl
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