modular build issues (savage and xkb)

Donnie Berkholz spyderous at
Wed Sep 7 08:38:12 PDT 2005

Georgi Hristov wrote:
> and also xkb configuration fails 
> to load, so no keyboard switching, and no VT switching :(

You can try xkbcomp in CVS, there was a change to try /usr/bin/xkbcomp 
instead of /usr/lib/X11/xkb/xkbcomp. Alternately symlink the former to 
the latter. Also make sure /var/lib/xkb exists and 
/usr/lib/X11/xkb/compiled exists (there are other ways to do this, but 
this is the one I use).

You'll want libX11 from CVS too because it fixes VT switching.

> I also wonder if  it is ok to set the destination to something like 
> /opt/x11 if my previous install was in /usr/X11R6, as i see that various 
> config files and xkb config still look in either /usr/X11R6 or 
> /usr/lib/x11 ? 

Should be fine as long as you change the prefix in everything. For some 
packages you'll also need to pass additional parameters like 
--with-xkb-path; check individual configures.

> For example "Xorg - configure" fails as it can't find its 
> video drivers, and if i provide /etc/X11/xorg.conf, it works then.

Not sure why this happens, but it's the same here.

> Also 
> one other issue - Xorg is not installed with setuid, so I had to do it 
> manually, or it won't start. 

Right. This needs to be fixed. Got a patch?

> Also the X -> Xorg link was not created.

Same as the last one. Needs a --with-symlink-target=Foo added to or so.


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