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Bug 732496 - xfce-base/libxfce4ui-{4.15.2,4.15.3-r1} should depend on x11-libs/gtk+[X]
Summary: xfce-base/libxfce4ui-{4.15.2,4.15.3-r1} should depend on x11-libs/gtk+[X]
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal with 1 vote (vote)
Assignee: XFCE Team
Depends on:
Reported: 2020-07-13 18:39 UTC by Niklaus 'vimja' Hofer
Modified: 2021-09-11 16:32 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

emerge --info '=xfce-base/libxfce4ui-4.15.2::gentoo' (emerge_info,5.23 KB, text/plain)
2020-07-13 18:40 UTC, Niklaus 'vimja' Hofer
emerge -pqv '=xfce-base/libxfce4ui-4.15.2::gentoo' (emerge_pqv,118 bytes, text/plain)
2020-07-13 18:40 UTC, Niklaus 'vimja' Hofer
build log (build.log,35.39 KB, text/x-log)
2020-07-13 18:41 UTC, Niklaus 'vimja' Hofer

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Description Niklaus 'vimja' Hofer 2020-07-13 18:39:19 UTC
When trying to build libxfce4ui-4.15 (I tried both 4.15.2 and 4.15.3) on a system that only has the `wayland` USE flag enabled but not `X`, compilation of the package fails. The reason is a missing header file. `gdk/gdkx.h` (`/usr/include/gtk-3.0/gdk/gdkx.h`) which is usually part of `x11-libs/gtk+`. However, this header file is not installed when `x11-libs/gtk+` is built with `-X`. The header is included through `/var/tmp/portage/xfce-base/libxfce4ui-4.15.3/work/libxfce4ui-4.15.3/libxfce4ui/xfce-sm-client.c`.

One solution is to make `libxfce4ui-4.15` depend on `x11-libs/gtk+[X]`. It's a shame though because it means one cannot build XFCE w/o X11 support :(
Comment 1 Niklaus 'vimja' Hofer 2020-07-13 18:40:08 UTC
Created attachment 649122 [details]
emerge --info '=xfce-base/libxfce4ui-4.15.2::gentoo'
Comment 2 Niklaus 'vimja' Hofer 2020-07-13 18:40:34 UTC
Created attachment 649124 [details]
emerge -pqv '=xfce-base/libxfce4ui-4.15.2::gentoo'
Comment 3 Niklaus 'vimja' Hofer 2020-07-13 18:41:37 UTC
Created attachment 649126 [details]
build log
Comment 4 Lara Maia 2021-09-11 15:49:04 UTC
the situation remains true for current versions of libxfce4ui on both stable and unstable. Trying to manually configure libxfce4ui to build without X support return the following:

$ ./configure --without-x
configure: error: X Window system libraries and header files are required

So I think a hard dependency on X is the way to go
Comment 5 Michał Górny archtester Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev Security 2021-09-11 16:30:23 UTC
I'm sorry for missing this bug.
Comment 6 Larry the Git Cow gentoo-dev 2021-09-11 16:32:05 UTC
The bug has been closed via the following commit(s):

commit 6d6921a23aff6dea634b2850ec4c97e07d76f4a4
Author:     Michał Górny <>
AuthorDate: 2021-09-11 16:31:43 +0000
Commit:     Michał Górny <>
CommitDate: 2021-09-11 16:31:43 +0000

    xfce-base/libxfce4ui: Require gtk+[X]
    Signed-off-by: Michał Górny <>

 xfce-base/libxfce4ui/libxfce4ui-4.16.0.ebuild | 2 +-
 xfce-base/libxfce4ui/libxfce4ui-4.16.1.ebuild | 2 +-
 xfce-base/libxfce4ui/libxfce4ui-4.17.0.ebuild | 2 +-
 xfce-base/libxfce4ui/libxfce4ui-4.17.1.ebuild | 2 +-
 4 files changed, 4 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)