[Xcb] Re: tiring tour (unfortunately I have had many others)

Barton C Massey bart at cs.pdx.edu
Sat Mar 17 21:59:33 PDT 2007

Since 7.2, the build process has changed, and the
documentation hasn't kept up.  We will try to fix this as
best we can.

In the meantime, if you're trying to build modular 7.2 or
later, I *believe* that the right thing to do is to any
instructions to do anything special for XCB: it has now been
properly integrated into the tree.  If this assumption is
incorrect, I would love to hear about it, and we'll try to
fix those problems also.


In message <op.tpa3dsgi8xfo5l at localhost> you wrote:
> Hi all !
> preparing the install of xorg-7.2 with xcb, I experimented a tour.
> in :
> http://wiki.x.org/wiki/ModularDevelopersGuide
> in "The following external dependencies are recommended for a fully  
> functional build:" is :
> xcb from git://anongit.freedesktop.org/git/xcb
>  from where you obtain (1) in :
> xcb/doc/tutorial/index.html
> the following text :
> "Installation of XCB
> TODO: These instructions are out of date. Just reference the main XCB page"
> in :
> http://xcb.freedesktop.org/wiki/
> where you find :
> You can obtain released versions of XCB from  
> http://xcb.freedesktop.org/dist
> which forward to :
> http://xcb.freedesktop.org/wiki/DevelopersGuide
> for the famous instructions where it is said (2):
> "There are multiple modules. The modules you need to checkout, build, and  
> install for XCB are, in order:
>  from X.org git:"
> which is a link to :
> http://xorg.freedesktop.org/wiki/ModularDevelopersGuide
> is it here that the snake bites his tail ?
> However, thanks to  IanOsgood, VincentTorri, GotenXiao for the job made.
> (1) but neither the repositories xcb/libxcb nor xcb/pthread-stubs which  
> are listed in http://xcb.freedesktop.org/wiki/DevelopersGuide
> (2) : there is also a note :
> Note that aclocal needs to be able to find the files installed from  
> xorg/util/macros. You may need to set ACLOCAL="aclocal -I  
> /usr/local/share/aclocal" or similar before running autogen.sh or  
> autoreconf.
> So it is not : ./configure, make, make install ?
> I haven't found others instructions... (a little short, it seems to me) (?)
> (3) last comment : with the xorg-7.2 there is a beautiful script (for  
> tarballs) that builds all the modules, but that doesn't fit with the xcb  
> procedure where certain modules must be builded before xcb and then only,  
> the Xlib...
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