Compiling Xfce

Brian J. Tarricone bjt23 at
Fri Jan 16 23:36:35 CET 2004

looks like you have a space in the path name where you have the sources 
checked out, and the filenames aren't being escaped and thus 'ar' thinks 
the file it's trying to operate on is "/root/Documents/xfce" (because 
right after that is a space which the shell is interpreting as the end 
of the argument).  try renaming the "xfce cvs" dir to something like 
"xfce-cvs" and try again.  (you will probably need to rerun configure, 
possibly as well).


Nikola Pizurica wrote:

>I'm trying to compile Xfce from CVS.
>It started OK.
>I followed order from and succesfully compiled:
>I've got no errors.
>But when compiling xfce-mcs-plugins I get this error:
>rm -fr .libs/ui_plugin.lax/libgtkcommon.a
>mkdir .libs/ui_plugin.lax/libgtkcommon.a
>(cd .libs/ui_plugin.lax/libgtkcommon.a && ar x /root/Documents/xfce
>ar: /root/Documents/xfce: No such file or directory
>make[3]: *** [] Error 9
>make[3]: Leaving directory `/root/Documents/xfce
>make[2]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
>make[2]: Leaving directory `/root/Documents/xfce
>make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
>make[1]: Leaving directory `/root/Documents/xfce
>make: *** [all] Error 2
>What is the problem?
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