Problem compiling from CVS

Pall Thayer pall at
Thu Jun 1 22:31:33 PDT 2006

I'm trying to compile xorg on a rather dated system. What was  
originally installed was either Redhat 8 or 9 (uname -a = Linux 2.4.18-14 #1 Wed Sep 4 12:13:11 EDT 2002 i686 athlon  
i386 GNU/Linux). Can't even remember which. Anyway, now I want to  
update x11. I'm trying to compile and install xorg from cvs. Had a  
devil of a time with dependencies but I think I've managed to sort  
most of that out by now. At least runs fine for quite a  
while. But then it exits with the following:

Making all in src
make[1]: Entering directory `/tmp/src/lib/X11/src'
cd util; make
make[2]: Entering directory `/tmp/src/lib/X11/src/util'
if gcc -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I. -I. -I../../src -I../../include/X11    - 
Wall -Wpointer-arith -Wstrict-prototypes     -Wmissing-prototypes - 
Wmissing-declarations       -Wnested-externs -fno-strict-aliasing  - 
include      -I/tmp/modular/include    -I/tmp/modular/include   -g - 
O2 -MT makekeys-makekeys.o -MD -MP -MF ".deps/makekeys-makekeys.Tpo" - 
c -o makekeys-makekeys.o `test -f 'makekeys.c' || echo  
'./'`makekeys.c; \
then mv -f ".deps/makekeys-makekeys.Tpo" ".deps/makekeys- 
makekeys.Po"; else rm -f ".deps/makekeys-makekeys.Tpo"; exit 1; fi
gcc  -g -O2   -o makekeys  makekeys-makekeys.o  -ldl
make[2]: Leaving directory `/tmp/src/lib/X11/src/util'
../src/util/makekeys < /tmp/modular/include/X11/keysymdef.h >  
make[1]: *** [ks_tables.h] Error 136
make[1]: Leaving directory `/tmp/src/lib/X11/src'
make: *** [all-recursive] Error 1

I've been looking all over to try to figure out what the problem  
might be but I can't find anything. I have however noticed on google  
that several others have had problems with ks_tables.h but not the  
same errors as I'm getting. Anyone have any good suggestions?

best regards,
Pall Thayer

Pall Thayer
pall at

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