Building Xorg 7.1 from tarballs

Andrew Haninger ahaning at
Wed Nov 29 17:15:41 PST 2006

On 11/29/06, R.L. Horn <lists at> wrote:
> I'd be inclined to wipe any binary distribution entirely and
> install clean...
>From my experience building 7.0 without, XFree86, or Mesa
installed previously, I don't think this would work (unless something
has been fixed in 7.1.

When I've tried to build 7.0 on a fresh machine, it dies
complaining that it needs Mesa installed. When I've tried to build
Mesa, it dies complaining that it needs X installed. One "solution" I
found was to start the 7.0 build, let it die, install it anyway,
build Mesa successfully, install it, and then rebuild 7.0. This
seems completely rediculous to me.

Am I wrong that some X headers and/or libraries are required to build
Mesa and thus to build Is this a problem that has been fixed in 7.1?



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