How to compile a selected subset of xorg?

Fulko Hew fulko.hew at
Mon Oct 1 06:24:12 PDT 2007

On 10/1/07, Dimitry Golubovsky <golubovsky at> wrote:
> Hi,
> OK, this makes sense (as I looked at
> Now, is it a valid approach just not to download stuff I do not need
> by commenting out certain pieces of the script?

Yes, I would expect that to be true (although I didn't use

For example, I do not need any of the apps for this project. Is it
> valid just not to check out apps (also saves a lot of time)?


Or, do I have to download the full tree, but then manipulate with the
> build script?

No, you don't need to download the full tree, but the hard part is knowing
exactly what you  _do_ need to download if your only trying to build a

My approach (for _my_ subset) was to download everything, compile what I
(thought I) needed, then I had to compile missing stuff (that I didn't
realize I needed) because of dependencies, or to run my app only to find
out I left some parts (libraries) out.

In the end, I only really needed 17 pieces of the tree to get _my_
requirements met.
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