FreeBSD Port: windowmaker-0.95.8 - SOLVED

James Geering j.geering at
Mon Oct 16 15:12:50 UTC 2017

Hi Marco,
Thank you for your emails.  It is now working.
For some reason the /usr/local/include/ImageMagick-6/wand/ was sparsely
populated and the header file was not there.
So, I went into the /usr/ports/graphics/ImageMagick directory and issued
a 'make install' and realised that I hadn't
de-installed.  So then  'make deinstall' followed by a 'make reinstall'
and hey presto the ../include directory had
the header file in it.  I then moved to
the /usr/ports/x11-wm/windowmaker/ and tryied to 'make install.'  And it
it built fine and I can now run it.
I'm wondering why the header file wasn't there to start off with?  Is
because I had only used 'pkg install' and had not
built ImageMagick I wonder?
Many thanks,

-----Original Message-----From: Marco Beishuizen <mbeis at>
Reply-to: Marco Beishuizen <mbeis at>
To: James Geering <j.geering at>
Cc: hrs at, ports at
Subject: Re: FreeBSD Port: windowmaker-0.95.8
Date: Fri, 13 Oct 2017 20:42:05 +0200 (CEST)

On Fri, 13 Oct 2017, the wise James Geering wrote:

> After a few screens scrolling past the script stops with an error at 
> "checking for Magick support library ... configure: error: found 
> MagickWand library but could not compile its header"


> conftest.c:72:10: fatal error: 'wand/magick_wand.h' file not found

What happens if you try to install graphics/ImageMagick first? On my 
machine the header file is located in 


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