[Slackbuilds-users] Does rrdtool really need all the X libraries?

Sebastian Arcus shop at open-t.co.uk
Thu May 2 08:32:12 UTC 2013

On 02/05/13 09:26, B Watson wrote:
> On 5/2/13, Sebastian Arcus <shop at open-t.co.uk> wrote:
>> I am trying to install rrdtool from SBo on a headless server with
>> 14.0-current and nor Xorg installed. I need it for ntop. So far it has
>> forced me to install:
>> pixman, fontconfig, libxcb, libpthread-stubs, libXau, xproto, libXdmcp,
>> libX11
>> and I am still at it. Does rrdtool (and ntop) really need all these
>> packages - specially the X ones?
> It uses cairo... Slackware's cairo is built with X11 support, so it needs
> the various X-related shared libraries.
> You could try building your own cairo package without X. In rrdtool's
> doc/rrdbuild.txt is an example:
>          ./configure --prefix=$INSTALL_DIR \
>             --enable-xlib=no \
>             --enable-xlib-render=no \
>             --enable-win32=no
> ...I'd probably grab Pat's cairo.SlackBuild and add those options to
> its ./configure command.
> The same might apply to pixman and/or fontconfig (haven't looked to see
> if those depend on the X shared libs).

Thank you. For the moment I trundled through all the packages it 
required and install them one by one. I'll keep your suggestion handy 
for next time I have to install it. Thanks again.

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