Cannot .configure WindowMaker 0.95.8 - Xmu lib issues

James Geering j.geering at
Fri Oct 6 17:28:35 UTC 2017

Hi All,
I have just moved from RedHat and have progressed with the learning
of moving to FreeBSD. I'm running 11.1-release #0 r321309 amd64.
I have installed Xorg and am running WindowMaker 0.95.7 successfully.
installed using "pkg install <***>"

Out of interested I wanted to try the more recent WindowMaker 0.95.8
downloaded the source from  I followed the
of extract and configure steps but am having problems with .configure
The script stops with the information:-

  "checking for Xmu library... configure: error: library Xmu not found"

however, Xmu library seems to be installed as reported by cd'ing to 
/usr/local/ports/x11-toolkits/libXmu/ and issuing "make install clean".
The command reports the library is already installed.  Also I find the
at /usr/local/include/X11/Xmu.  However I cannot find a .lib file -
I be able to, and if so why does ports think it is installed.

Clearly, I am misunderstanding what the error message is telling me.
I would be grateful if someone could give me hint of what is going on,
I have Googled extensively but cannot work through this issue - so am 
posting here.

Many thanks for any help! 

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