Compiling earlier X server releases using jhbuild/git?

Gaetan Nadon memsize at
Thu Jan 14 12:46:46 PST 2010

On Thu, 2010-01-14 at 11:14 -0800, Mike Travis wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm trying to build an earlier X server version using GIT and
> jhbuild and I was wondering if there's a branch label to get
> all the modules specific to a release (7.4 in this case).
> Attempting to use the "" using everything
> has not been successful as I cannot find installable modules for
> glproto and libpciaccess0-devel (so far).

I have been using /util/modular/ since summer 2009 to build from
git. I think it has always been maintained. You can get the
util-modular package at the 7.4 level from here: I think
it can build from tarballs, although I never tried it. If not, extract
the tarballs.

This script would give a you list of modules to check against. There are
a few build issues you may look at, 22611, 22616, 22675, 22823.

This should get you pretty close to where you want to be. I don't about
mesa/drm at that time frame, but check against the latest 

The following modules are also required for 7.4. They are not X.Org
modules and not posted on the, but are
available on the same git page.


> Building from the distro (suse) xorg source rpm's has been
> equally frustrating.
> Thanks,
> Mike
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