[SOLVED]-[i3-gaps/Debian Stretch]-Can not compile

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[SOLVED]-[i3-gaps/Debian Stretch]-Can not compile

Postby kler » 2016-11-18 17:49

Hey guys ! :)

New here and on GNU/Linux in general :mrgreen:.

So here's the thing; i have a problem installing i3-gaps (i3wm installed successfully with the Jessie packages).
When i follow the instructions on https://github.com/Airblader/i3/wiki/Co ... Installing , i get stuck @ this step :
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../configure --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc

Now i did this when i was on Jessie. So i switched to Stretch checked that all the dependencies were installed and up to date and re-did the step.

It went further ahead than the first time but blocked on this :
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../configure: line 6912: syntax error near unexpected token `LIBSN,'
../configure: line 6912: `PKG_CHECK_MODULES(LIBSN, libstartup-notification-1.0)

and here's the config.log:

I did some digging afterward and saw that it had problems with something that is named "confdefs.h", so i searched for it and found this "libsnack2-dev" here https://packages.debian.org/search?suit ... confdefs.h .

Tried the installation again and got the same error return. At this point i'm pretty stuck and lost. I have no idea what to do, been trying to find a solution since yesterday morning. Searched for that error and i couldn't find anything. Any help would be greatly apprecied :shock: !
Last edited by kler on 2016-11-18 19:19, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: [ERROR]-[i3-gaps/Debian Stretch]-Can not compile

Postby kler » 2016-11-18 19:19

Did the first install steps under "Jessie" and the rest under "Strech"
That was the problem.
Re-did it all under Strech and it worked fine.

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Re: [SOLVED]-[i3-gaps/Debian Stretch]-Can not compile

Postby Gerardo » 2017-03-21 08:03


to install i3-gaps on Debian (>= jessie) or Ubuntu (>= yakkety), check out this tool:


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