unresolved package dependency "sm"

so , i was trying to build atril ( the MATE document viewer ) from source , as in with autogen.sh , while doing so i had the following unresolved dependency :

checking for ZLIB… yes
checking which smclient backend to use… xsmp
checking for SMCLIENT… no
configure: error: Package requirements (gtk±2.0 gthread-2.0 sm >= 1.0.0) were not met:

No package ‘sm’ found

Consider adjusting the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable if you
installed software in a non-standard prefix.

Alternatively, you may set the environment variables SMCLIENT_CFLAGS
and SMCLIENT_LIBS to avoid the need to call pkg-config.
See the pkg-config man page for more details.

so my question in , does sm as i have been researching stand for “send-mail” client ?? and also what package do i download to resolve this dependency ?
also my rpm does not seem to work properly so please suggest a zypper alternative .

im using opensuse-13.1 inside of vmware-workstation .

exim should provide it (if it really wants sendmail)

zypper in exim

On Mon 10 Mar 2014 05:26:01 PM CDT, Miuku wrote:

exim should provide it (if it really wants sendmail)

zypper in exim

No, that’s not correct :wink:

@OP, you need to install libSM-devel for the -lsm linker.

pkg-config looks in /usr/lib{64}/pkgconfig for a <some_package>.pc
files which contain all the relevant flags, links etc for the
development files.

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