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Subject: Re: [hwloc-devel] Relationship between Cario and X11
From: Samuel Thibault (samuel.thibault_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-11-01 10:07:59


Jeff Squyres (jsquyres), le Fri 01 Nov 2013 14:59:03 +0100, a écrit :
> I notice that we have an explicit dependency between Cairo and X11 in configure:
> Is there any reason for this?

I think if there was any it's now gone.

> Indeed, I manually disabled this extra check in configure, and I can still seem to use Cairo in lstopo (e.g., generate PDFs and PNGs).

So the source code is already fine with it, good!

> Are there some platforms where linking Cairo depends on X11?

Possibly, but I believe it is hidden, or at least all handled by
pkg-config, and so we don't care. Of course we need X11 for our x11
backend (which also happens to be using cairo).