[SOLVED] Problem Installing libxxf86misc

Hello All.

On one of my computers I am attempting to install libxxf86misc, something I have installed with no problem on others of my computers running EOS (I have no idea what it actually does or if it is even needed but, for some reason, it is installed on those other computers).

Here is the output from my command line:

**[ultralap-6440-i5-2@ultralap-6440-i5-2 ~]$ yay -S libxxf86misc**
**:: Checking for conflicts...**
**:: Checking for inner conflicts...**
**[Aur:1]  libxxf86misc-1.0.4-2**

**  1 libxxf86misc                     (Build Files Exist)**
**==> Packages to cleanBuild?**
**==> [N]one [A]ll [Ab]ort [I]nstalled [No]tInstalled or (1 2 3, 1-3, ^4)**
**==> **
**:: PKGBUILD up to date, Skipping (1/1): libxxf86misc**
**  1 libxxf86misc                     (Build Files Exist)**
**==> Diffs to show?**
**==> [N]one [A]ll [Ab]ort [I]nstalled [No]tInstalled or (1 2 3, 1-3, ^4)**
**==> **
**:: (1/1) Parsing SRCINFO: libxxf86misc**
**==> Making package: libxxf86misc 1.0.4-2 (Sun 09 Aug 2020 04:24:37 PM EDT)**
**==> Retrieving sources...**
**  -> Updating libXxf86misc git repo...**
**Fetching origin**
**==> Validating source files with sha256sums...**
**    libXxf86misc ... Skipped**
**==> Making package: libxxf86misc 1.0.4-2 (Sun 09 Aug 2020 04:24:39 PM EDT)**
**==> Checking runtime dependencies...**
**==> Checking buildtime dependencies...**
**==> Retrieving sources...**
**  -> Updating libXxf86misc git repo...**
**Fetching origin**
**==> Validating source files with sha256sums...**
**    libXxf86misc ... Skipped**
**==> Removing existing $srcdir/ directory...**
**==> Extracting sources...**
**  -> Creating working copy of libXxf86misc git repo...**
**Cloning into 'libXxf86misc'...**
**done.**
**Switched to a new branch 'makepkg'**
**==> Sources are ready.**
**==> Making package: libxxf86misc 1.0.4-2 (Sun 09 Aug 2020 04:24:41 PM EDT)**
**==> Checking runtime dependencies...**
**==> Checking buildtime dependencies...**
**==> WARNING: Using existing $srcdir/ tree**
**==> Removing existing $pkgdir/ directory...**
**==> Starting build()...**
**autoreconf: Entering directory `.'**
**autoreconf: configure.ac: not using Gettext**
**autoreconf: running: aclocal **
**autoreconf: configure.ac: tracing**
**autoreconf: running: libtoolize --copy**
**libtoolize: putting auxiliary files in '.'.**
**libtoolize: copying file './ltmain.sh'**
**libtoolize: Consider adding 'AC_CONFIG_MACRO_DIRS([m4])' to configure.ac,**
**libtoolize: and rerunning libtoolize and aclocal.**
**libtoolize: Consider adding '-I m4' to ACLOCAL_AMFLAGS in Makefile.am.**
**autoreconf: running: /usr/bin/autoconf**
**autoreconf: running: /usr/bin/autoheader**
**autoreconf: running: automake --add-missing --copy --no-force**
**configure.ac:18: installing './compile'**
**configure.ac:18: installing './config.guess'**
**configure.ac:18: installing './config.sub'**
**configure.ac:12: installing './install-sh'**
**configure.ac:12: installing './missing'**
**src/Makefile.am: installing './depcomp'**
**autoreconf: Leaving directory `.'**
**checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c**
**checking whether build environment is sane... yes**
**checking for a thread-safe mkdir -p... /usr/bin/mkdir -p**
**checking for gawk... gawk**
**checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... yes**
**checking whether make supports nested variables... yes**
**checking whether make supports the include directive... yes (GNU style)**
**checking for gcc... gcc**
**checking whether the C compiler works... yes**
**checking for C compiler default output file name... a.out**
**checking for suffix of executables... **
**checking whether we are cross compiling... no**
**checking for suffix of object files... o**
**checking whether we are using the GNU C compiler... yes**
**checking whether gcc accepts -g... yes**
**checking for gcc option to accept ISO C89... none needed**
**checking whether gcc understands -c and -o together... yes**
**checking dependency style of gcc... gcc3**
**checking for gcc option to accept ISO C99... none needed**
**checking how to run the C preprocessor... gcc -E**
**checking for grep that handles long lines and -e... /usr/bin/grep**
**checking for egrep... /usr/bin/grep -E**
**checking for ANSI C header files... yes**
**checking for sys/types.h... yes**
**checking for sys/stat.h... yes**
**checking for stdlib.h... yes**
**checking for string.h... yes**
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**checking whether __clang__ is declared... no**
**checking whether __INTEL_COMPILER is declared... no**
**checking whether __SUNPRO_C is declared... no**
**checking for pkg-config... /usr/bin/pkg-config**
**checking pkg-config is at least version 0.9.0... yes**
**checking build system type... x86_64-pc-linux-gnu**
**checking host system type... x86_64-pc-linux-gnu**
**checking for a sed that does not truncate output... /usr/bin/sed**
**checking if gcc supports -Werror=unknown-warning-option... no**
**checking if gcc supports -Werror=unused-command-line-argument... no**
**checking if gcc supports -Wall... yes**
**checking if gcc supports -Wpointer-arith... yes**
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**checking if gcc supports -Wunused... yes**
**checking if gcc supports -Wuninitialized... yes**
**checking if gcc supports -Wshadow... yes**
**checking if gcc supports -Wmissing-noreturn... yes**
**checking if gcc supports -Wmissing-format-attribute... yes**
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**checking if gcc supports -Werror=nonnull... yes**
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**checking if gcc supports -Werror=missing-braces... yes**
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**checking if gcc supports -Werror=trigraphs... yes**
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**checking if gcc supports -Werror=int-to-pointer-cast... yes**
**checking if gcc supports -Werror=pointer-to-int-cast... yes**
**checking if gcc supports -pedantic... yes**
**checking if gcc supports -Werror... yes**
**checking if gcc supports -Werror=attributes... yes**
**checking whether make supports nested variables... (cached) yes**
**checking how to print strings... printf**
**checking for a sed that does not truncate output... (cached) /usr/bin/sed**
**checking for fgrep... /usr/bin/grep -F**
**checking for ld used by gcc... /usr/bin/ld**
**checking if the linker (/usr/bin/ld) is GNU ld... yes**
**checking for BSD- or MS-compatible name lister (nm)... /usr/bin/nm -B**
**checking the name lister (/usr/bin/nm -B) interface... BSD nm**
**checking whether ln -s works... yes**
**checking the maximum length of command line arguments... 1572864**
**checking how to convert x86_64-pc-linux-gnu file names to x86_64-pc-linux-gnu format... func_convert_file_noop**
**checking how to convert x86_64-pc-linux-gnu file names to toolchain format... func_convert_file_noop**
**checking for /usr/bin/ld option to reload object files... -r**
**checking for objdump... objdump**
**checking how to recognize dependent libraries... pass_all**
**checking for dlltool... no**
**checking how to associate runtime and link libraries... printf %s\n**
**checking for ar... ar**
**checking for archiver @FILE support... @**
**checking for strip... strip**
**checking for ranlib... ranlib**
**checking command to parse /usr/bin/nm -B output from gcc object... ok**
**checking for sysroot... no**
**checking for a working dd... /usr/bin/dd**
**checking how to truncate binary pipes... /usr/bin/dd bs=4096 count=1**
**checking for mt... no**
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**checking if gcc PIC flag -fPIC -DPIC works... yes**
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**checking if gcc supports -c -o file.o... yes**
**checking if gcc supports -c -o file.o... (cached) yes**
**checking whether the gcc linker (/usr/bin/ld -m elf_x86_64) supports shared libraries... yes**
**checking whether -lc should be explicitly linked in... no**
**checking dynamic linker characteristics... GNU/Linux ld.so**
**checking how to hardcode library paths into programs... immediate**
**checking whether stripping libraries is possible... yes**
**checking if libtool supports shared libraries... yes**
**checking whether to build shared libraries... yes**
**checking whether to build static libraries... no**
**checking for XXF86MISC... no**
**configure: error: Package requirements (xproto x11 xextproto xext xf86miscproto) were not met:**

**Package 'xf86miscproto', required by 'virtual:world', not found**

**Consider adjusting the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable if you**
**installed software in a non-standard prefix.**

**Alternatively, you may set the environment variables XXF86MISC_CFLAGS**
**and XXF86MISC_LIBS to avoid the need to call pkg-config.**
**See the pkg-config man page for more details.**
**==> ERROR: A failure occurred in build().**
**    Aborting...**
**error making: %!s(func() string=0x55a10e397a60)**
**[ultralap-6440-i5-2@ultralap-6440-i5-2 ~]$** 

Can anyone tell me what I should do to get this program installed on this particular computer? At present I do not know how to adjust the PKG_CONFIG-PATH nor do I know how to adjust the environment variables. (If anyone’s solution requires that I effect either of the above, please give me step-by-step instructions as to how to do it.)

I sincerely thank anyone who can help me with this problem.

Lawrence

The above error indicates some dependencies were not met, xproto, etc. In searching for them

xproto in aur
https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/?O=0&K=xproto

x11 not in packages
from yay
[don@Valhalla ~]$ yay -S x11
-> Could not find all required packages:
x11 (Target)

xextproto not found anywhere

xext only found libxext not sure if that is what is wanted

xf86miscproto not found in repositories OR aur

To me it looks like something old that is not supported anymore. Maybe someone else here can shed more light on the subject.

Pudge

EDIT:
On a BSD site,it is listed as:
Deprecated DEPRECATED: Deprecated upstream
Expired This port expired on: 2019-11-01

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hello , You’re on the same desktop on the other computers.

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If you don’t know what it’s for, and don’t know why it’s needed, you might not need to install it? :wink:

You can check what it’s needed for on the other computers using e.g.

pactree -r libxxf86misc

If it’s in a list by itself then nothing needs it.

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Isn’t it part of another package now?

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Remember this?

https://www.archlinux.org/news/xorg-cleanup-requires-manual-intervention/

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Dear ricklinux,

I know I did the manual intervention on my main computer and at least one of my other computers. I do not remember if I did it on the particular computer on which I’m having the trouble. (I’m not on that computer just now.)

This afternoon I’ll try running the intervention on that computer to see if it allows the installation of the program in question.

Thanks very much for bringing this to my attention. I’ll let you know if it works.

Lawrence

I was just pointing it out as some of those files are deprecated if that’s the right word? Once you do the manual intervention that is.

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Well, the manual intervention did not work. Here is the output of my command line:

[ultralap-6440-i5-2@ultralap-6440-i5-2 ~]$ sudo pacman -Rdd libdmx libxxf86dga libxxf86misc && pacman -Syu
**[sudo] password for ultralap-6440-i5-2: **
error: target not found: libxxf86misc
[ultralap-6440-i5-2@ultralap-6440-i5-2 ~]$

As you can see, that program libxxf86misc (or lack thereof),whatever that program is or does, is causing some sort of problem on this particular computer, evidently with xorg. The libxxf86misc program is installed properly on at least three of my other computers (all running EOS and all using the Xfce Desktop Environment)

I can’t figure out what the problem is; I have not been using this particular computer that much of late (we use it when we travel and, this year. we “ain’t” going anywhere!). So I do not know what, if any, problem(s) would occur with any of my program(s) that may depend upon this.

I hope that you or someone else can assist me further.

Lawrence

You can’t remove it if it’s not installed. :wink:

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Of course. But that’s the problem. How do I get it installed? I just checked and it is installed on five of my six computers which run EOS (and Xfce).

But on this computer, it just won’t install!

This is quite frustrating.

Lawrence

may be check on all computers orphans

sudo pacman -Qdt  
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Sorry,
I think you misunderstood what i was trying to point out to you that the xorgcleanup that required manual intervention removed some of those files as they are deprecated. This was done quite some time ago.

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Dear Stephane,

This is what I get when I run the command:

[ultralap-6440-i5-2@ultralap-6440-i5-2 ~]$ sudo pacman -Qdt
**[sudo] password for ultralap-6440-i5-2: **
breezy 3.1.0.5-1
cmake 3.18.1-1
cmark 0.29.0-2
gendesk 1.0.6-1
gnome-common 3.18.0-4
gobject-introspection 1.64.1-2
gulp 4.0.2-3
help2man 1.47.16-1
http-parser 2.9.4-1
jq 1.6-3
js60 60.9.0-2
mathjax2 2.7.8-1
meson 0.54.3-1
po4a 0.59.1-2
ruby-rake 13.0.1-2
ruby-sass 3.7.4-2
xorg-bdftopcf 1.1-2
xorg-font-util 1.3.2-2
xorg-mkfontscale 1.2.1-2
xorg-util-macros 1.19.2-2
[ultralap-6440-i5-2@ultralap-6440-i5-2 ~]$

Frankly, I have no idea what this all means. Can you tell me?

Thank you.

Lawrence

Orphaned packages were installed as dependencies for other packages, but those packages are no longer installed on the system. That means the orphaned packages are not needed by anything and serve no useful purpose.

You can freely remove them.

It is very likely that you do not need libxxf86misc - on any of your computers.

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Dear ricklinux,

I had thought that I had run the manual intervention on all of my EOS computers - and, evidently, I had done so, even on this one.

But the funny thing is that the libxxf86misc program is installed on five of those six computers - but not on this one.

Now my wife tells me that I am “making a mountain out of a molehill” and that, because I want all of the EOS computers to be exactly the same, I am a (pejorative term which shall not be repeated in polite company). Of course she is right because, otherwise, the computer seems to be operating correctly.

Anyway, if no one can come up with a satisfactory solution to this “problem,” then I guess the only course I could take would be to completely reinstall the system on this computer.

That wouldn’t really be a major undertaking for me but I would like to avoid having to do that if possible.

And can you or anyone tell me what libxxf86misc actually does?

Thank you and everyone else here for their patience and forbearance with me and my “problem.”

Lawrence

Honestly i don’t even think reinstalling will give you that file anymore. What is it exactly that you are trying to do? What is the package you want to install and why?

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I can tell you that it is not on my computer either and it is in the AUR but i haven’t tried to install it because it’s not needed for anything. It’s dependencies are xorgproto and libxext which are installed. But as i pointed out i think that the manual intervention took some of these files out.

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Dear jonathon,

Thanks for this information. But there are a lot of programs listed from that command and, to tell the truth, I’m afraid to remove them.

I have only added programs to my computers and have not removed any, at least in recent days. Of course I have seen, during a yay update, that a program needs to be uninstalled and replaced with another (generally from a different repository).

But those are the only programs that I have removed.

I wish I had a bit more knowledge about what these listed programs do; as they don’t appear to be hurting anything, as I said, I’m afraid to remove them.

I suppose that, if no solution is forthcoming for my installation of libxxf86misc, and I decide to reinstall the entire system, it wouldn’t hurt to experiment with removing some or all of these programs, just to see what would happen.

Thanks again for the information. I’ll keep everyone here informed as to what I shall eventually do with this computer.

Lawrence

Orphans can be removed. They are programs used to build other packages from the AUR with make.

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