error: must install xorg-macros 1.16.0 or later

XcbUtilsをインストールしようと,autogen.shを実行すると以下のエラーが出た。 error: must install xorg-macros 1.16.0 or later before running autoconf/autogen

xorg-macros (util-macros) はローカル (~/.local) にインストールしているので,なぜこのエラーが出るのか不明だった。


Now, the “default” search path on the affected system is

  1. /usr/share/aclocal-1.11/
  2. /usr/share/aclocal/
  3. /usr/local/share/aclocal/

without the need for -I options; -I options can be reserved for project-specific needs (my-source-dir/m4/), rather than using it to work around local system-dependent tool installation directories.

Similarly, dirlist can be handy if you have installed a local copy of Automake in your account and want aclocal to look for macros installed at other places on the system.

Modifying the Macro Search Path: ACLOCAL_PATH

The fourth and last mechanism to customize the macro search path is also the simplest. Any directory included in the colon-separated environment variable ACLOCAL_PATH is added to the search path and takes precedence over system directories (including those found via dirlist), with the exception of the versioned directory acdir-APIVERSION (see Macro Search Path). However, directories passed via -I will take precedence over directories in ACLOCAL_PATH.

Also note that, if the –install option is used, any .m4 file containing a required macro that is found in a directory listed in ACLOCAL_PATH will be installed locally. In this case, serial numbers in .m4 are honored too, see Serials.

Conversely to dirlist, ACLOCAL_PATH is useful if you are using a global copy of Automake and want aclocal to look for macros somewhere under your home directory.

6.3.2 Macro Search Path (automake)



  1. /usr/share/aclocal-1.11/
  2. /usr/share/aclocal/
  3. /usr/local/share/aclocal/

自分で上記以外のローカル環境 (~/.local) にaclocalをインストールした場合は,以下の内容を~/.profile~/.bashrcに入れて,ACLOCAL_PATH変数を指定してすればよいだろう。

export ACLOCAL_PATH=~/.local/share/aclocal

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