Bug#235701: xlibs-dev: circular dependency back to itself
Branden Robinson <email@example.com> 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.