X.Org Foundation Official Release of X Window System X11R6.8.1
daniel at freedesktop.org
Sat Sep 18 22:17:34 PDT 2004
On Sun, Sep 19, 2004 at 01:02:21AM -0400, Gene Heskett wrote:
> On Saturday 18 September 2004 23:32, Daniel Stone wrote:
> >Um, the only thing that changed between 6.8.0 and 6.8.1, aside from
> >cosmetic version bumping stuff, was that a security issue in libXpm
> > was fixed -- no other code was changed, deliberately.
> Then why is my cursor working fine now? It worked fine with 6.8.0
> too, but the build from the web page file brough back all the
> irritations of old WRT the cursor thing.
Phases of the moon?
> >> >This is very odd, and I'm wondering if there isn't something else
> >> > going on here (since multiple people are reporting this
> >> > problem). Could you verify with the md5sums that you have the
> >> > correct versions downloaded?
> I rest my case by your own statement.
Yes, changing the build date fixed your mouse problems. Sorry.
> >> Comment: We seriously need the startup log to include the build
> >> date, this things been rebuilt 4 or 5 times since the 8th, but
> >> there appears to be no info in the log that could prove it.
> >You can do this by generating a build date - run:
> >egrep -i 'build.*date' config/cf/*
> That really should be made part of the make World, or its wrapper
> script. I presume it doesn't do any good of course after the fact of
> the build.
> Would a "make clean", do that, and a new "make World && make install"
> fix it?
Only if you built with -Dwhateveritis.
> >> So do us _all_ a favor, please kill the obviously bogus
> >> xorg-6.8.1-src.tar.gz on the web server, and copy the one from
> >> ftp.x.org to it and relink it for downloading. The one on the web
> >> page might as well be a copy of 6.7 from the way it runs. In
> >> short, "Its dead, Jim".
> >There are no code differences between the file on ftp.x.org and the
> > one on freedesktop.org. Repeate, no code differences.
> The running results and general 'feel' are different enough here to be
> obvious Daniel. I was dead serious when I wrote the above, there is
> a working, you can see it and feel it, difference. I don't know
> where or what but I suppose I could unpack the other and compare the
> srcs if I knew what proggy could compare the two tree's in one swell
> foop. It would need to be something that keeps on going and reports
> all differences. Humm, maybe diff itself could do that. I presume
> it has switches that will make it scan the whole tree. Tommorrow
> when I'm awake I'll look into that.
Yes, um, that's what diff does.
Daniel Stone <daniel at freedesktop.org>
freedesktop.org: powering your desktop http://www.freedesktop.org
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