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Trying to compile Awesome Window Manager on 11.04, I've done apt-get build-dep awesome but still get errors about missing dependencies:

$ make
Running cmake…
-- cat -> /bin/cat
-- ln -> /bin/ln
-- grep -> /bin/grep
-- git -> /usr/bin/git
-- hostname -> /bin/hostname
-- asciidoc -> /usr/bin/asciidoc
-- xmlto -> /usr/bin/xmlto
-- gzip -> /bin/gzip
-- lua -> /usr/bin/lua
-- luadoc -> /usr/bin/luadoc
-- convert -> /usr/bin/convert
-- checking for modules 'glib-2.0;cairo;x11;oocairo;oopango;xcb-randr;xcb-xtest;xcb-xinerama;xcb-util>=0.3.8;xcb-keysyms>=0.3.4;xcb-icccm>=0.3.8;xcb-image>=0.3.0;cairo-xcb;libstartup-notification-1.0>=0.10;xproto>=7.0.15;libxdg-basedir>=1.0.0'
--   package 'oocairo' not found
--   package 'oopango' not found
--   package 'xcb-util>=0.3.8' not found
--   package 'xcb-icccm>=0.3.8' not found
CMake Error at /usr/share/cmake-2.8/Modules/FindPkgConfig.cmake:266 (message):
  A required package was not found

I don't see any sign of these libraries in the repos.

I tried the instructions at http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=960841 and that also fails:

$ cd util && ./autogen.sh && make && sudo make install
autoreconf: Entering directory `.'
autoreconf: configure.ac: not using Gettext
autoreconf: running: aclocal -I m4
autoreconf: configure.ac: tracing
autoreconf: configure.ac: not using Libtool
autoreconf: running: /usr/bin/autoconf
autoreconf: configure.ac: not using Autoheader
autoreconf: running: automake --add-missing --copy --no-force
configure.ac:5: installing `./install-sh'
configure.ac:5: installing `./missing'
src/Makefile.am:1: Libtool library used but `LIBTOOL' is undefined
src/Makefile.am:1:   The usual way to define `LIBTOOL' is to add `AC_PROG_LIBTOOL'
src/Makefile.am:1:   to `configure.ac' and run `aclocal' and `autoconf' again.
src/Makefile.am:1:   If `AC_PROG_LIBTOOL' is in `configure.ac', make sure
src/Makefile.am:1:   its definition is in aclocal's search path.
src/Makefile.am: installing `./depcomp'
src/Makefile.am:13: `xcbinclude_HEADERS' is used but `xcbincludedir' is undefined
Makefile.am:6: `pkgconfig_DATA' is used but `pkgconfigdir' is undefined
autoreconf: automake failed with exit status: 1

What do I need to do to be able to compile?

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Why do you need to compile awesome? It is available in the repos. And by the way build-dep is for compiling a package obtained with apt-get source <package>. – enzotib Aug 17 '11 at 7:30
    
See also askubuntu.com/q/21281/101830. – Nikana Reklawyks Feb 17 at 23:12

Looks like you need to install libxcb-icccm1-dev package.

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... and then some, but that helped me. How did you determine it ? – Nikana Reklawyks Feb 17 at 23:00

You're not required to compile, anyways like @enzotib said, youre only supposed to do that for

apt-get source <package>

Just use

sudo aptitude install awesome
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Basically, you miss many -dev packages.

In your case, something like

libxcb-util*-dev (based on the xcb-utils reported missing package)
libxcb-icccmX-dev as suggested by tdi, but in my case that was libxcb-icccm4-dev
and some *oocairo* and *oopango* packages (likely -dev).

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