Installing xorg >= 7.0
Jeremy C. Reed
reed at reedmedia.net
Wed Nov 28 22:23:24 PST 2007
On Thu, 29 Nov 2007, BuraphaLinux Server wrote:
> No painless way exists. The easy 'make world' was replaced with a
> dependancy hell so you will give up and just use the distribution
> provided binaries. Thus we have open source that makes you use
> binaries because it is just too hard to compile your own copy. You
> don't download one package, you download hundreds, and just finding
> them all can be a hassle. Good luck, you'll need it.
This is a little misleading. Yes, it is true that it may be more difficult
to do an initial install from source.
But when you want to do later updates of software you are interested in or
need, it is almost always quicker and easier to update from source those
individual components (versus fetching huge amounts of source and
rebuilding and reinstalling all of X11 suite).
Also in many cases you don't need a complete installation of the X11
As an example, yesterday I installed a window manager and its modular
X.org needs were only:
Plus some build needs:
So only 21 components out of well over 100 possible X.org components.
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