Compiling earlier X server releases using jhbuild/git?

Mike Travis travis at
Thu Jan 14 12:59:54 PST 2010

Cool, thanks Dan and Gaeton!

Yes, I've been getting ever so close, just to stumble at the
last moment.  Compiling on an Ubuntu system was relatively
easy compared to rpm based systems (at least the top-of-trunk
X server.)

Gaetan Nadon wrote:
> 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.
> pixman
> mesa/drm
> mesa/mesa
> xcb/proto
> xcb/libxcb
> xcb/pthread-stubs
> xcb/util
> xkeyboard-config
>> Building from the distro (suse) xorg source rpm's has been
>> equally frustrating.
>> Thanks,
>> Mike
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