Cannot .configure WindowMaker 0.95.8 - Xmu lib issues

Bernt Hansson bah at
Fri Oct 6 18:01:12 UTC 2017

On 10/06/17 19:16, James Geering wrote:
> Hi All,
> I have just moved from RedHat and have progressed with the learning
> curve
> 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.
> Both
> installed using "pkg install <***>"
> Out of interested I wanted to try the more recent WindowMaker 0.95.8
> and
> downloaded the source from  I followed the
> how-to
> of extract and configure steps but am having problems with .configure
> step.
> 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
> *.h
> at /usr/local/include/X11/Xmu.  However I cannot find a .lib file -
> should
> I be able to, and if so why does ports think it is installed.
The lib file is in /usr/local/lib. Mine is
> Clearly, I am misunderstanding what the error message is telling me.
> Thus,
> 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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