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Bug#235701: xlibs-dev: circular dependency back to itself

Branden Robinson <branden@debian.org> writes:

> The autoconf AC_PATH_X and AC_PATH_XTRA macros think X is unavailable if
> only x-dev and libx11-dev are installed.  In fact, autoconf thinks
> they're missing *even if* you specify --x-includes and --x-libraries
> arguments to configure.
> This is howlingly incorrect, but I have not had time to write a new
> autoconf macro for this, and the autoconf package maintainer(s) have not
> yet advised me regarding a workaround.

Can you explain why this is suddenly a problem now?  It has never
been mentioned to me as a problem in years past, so something
must have changed either in X or in Autoconf in the meantime.
Ben Pfaff 
email: blp@cs.stanford.edu
web: http://benpfaff.org

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