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Cope without xmkmf

From: Stepan Kasal
Subject: Cope without xmkmf
Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2008 12:04:58 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

Good morning,
  my colleague has forwarded me a post from xorg development list:

The Xorg team has eradicated Imake usages from their tree.
They would love to drop Imake itself as well.
But it is currently used to detect the X instalation in AC_PATH_XTRA.
(Thanks to Dan Nicholson for pointing this on the Xorg lists.)

It is important that Autoconf gets ready to detect Xorg installation
without xmkmf relatively soon, so that Xorg can safely drop Imake a
few years later.

I'm not sure how the code should look like, though.

The Xorg project uses pkg-config, so their hint is:
    [PKG_CHECK_MODULES([X], [x11])],
(see http://permalink.gmane.org/gmane.comp.freedesktop.xorg/30087)

I personally do not like pkg-config much, so I do not wish to be the
one who brings PKG_* macros to Autoconf proper.

Are we able to make AC_PATH_XTRA ready for xmkmf-less Xorg before the
end of summer?

Any ideas?

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