[Pkg-scicomp-devel] building paraview-3.2.3, QT_X11_Xext_LIBRARY not set properly

Ondrej Certik ondrej at certik.cz
Fri Aug 1 13:43:33 UTC 2008

Hi Gero!

On Fri, Aug 1, 2008 at 3:35 PM, Gero Putzar <gero.putzar at bam.de> wrote:
> Hallo,
> thanks a lot for the debian-paraview-package. I'm running debian-testing
> on amd64.
> With the paraview-3.2.2 binaries from Ondrej Certik's repository
> paraview frequently stopped and blocked mouse and keyboard input for the
> gnome-desktop. (Sometimes it seemed as if waiting to long before picking
> a submenu-item triggered the crash. But I did not investigate that any
> further.)
> Therefore I just compiled the source tarballs V.3.2.3 with the stuff
> from the pkg-scicomp-repository.
> In the first place I got an error from cmake saying that the variable
> QT_X11_Xext_LIBRARY is not set properly. That's why I created the
> following link:
> ln -s /usr/lib/libXext.so.6 /usr/lib/libXext.so
> After that everything went fine so far.
> Regards,
> Gero Putzar
> P.S. Excuse me if that's not the right place for this message, I'm not
> familiar with the bug-tracking system at all.

This is exactly the right place to ask. Doesn't the paraview package
in testing work for you?


let us know the result. The package in my private repository is not
updated anymore, since paraview is in unstable, so I just concentrate
on making the package in sid work. Apart fromt he known problem with
help, it should be just working.

So try to compile it in pbuilder, it works for me. If it doesn't
though, please prepare a patch to our svn repo and we can apply it.
(Last time I tried to compile paraview, it worked though).

Any help with the package would be greatly appreciated. No problem if
you never maintained any package in Debian, we'll help you with


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