VNC patch for Xserver 1.3

Alan Hourihane alanh at
Fri Oct 19 05:59:36 PDT 2007

On Fri, 2007-10-19 at 13:41 +0100, Colin Guthrie wrote:
> Colin Guthrie wrote:
> > Dan Nicholson wrote:
> >> On 10/18/07, Colin Guthrie <gmane at> wrote:
> >>> Dan Nicholson wrote:
> >>>> You may want to try my patch. I remember fixing this. Or, you just
> >>>> need to make sure the script is executable after
> >>>> applying the patch.
> >>>>
> >>>> chmod +x
> >>>>
> >>>> That may be why it's not finding auth.c. I believe it gets symlinked
> >>>> from hw/vnc -> hw/xfree86/vnc.
> >>> *bang* That was the sound of Dan's hammer hitting Colin's nail on the head.
> >> Glad to know that solved things. I think I'll go add that chmod
> >> reminder to my patch header so I don't forget again.
> >>
> >>> After applying the patch, I simply do the chmod as you suggest and all
> >>> seems well :) Certainly things get past this. I still have issues with
> >>> dmx but I don't htink it's related to this specifically so I wont go
> >>> into detail.
> >> I recall that I couldn't build dmx on vanilla xorg-server-1.4, so it
> >> might not be the VNC patch causing problems.
> > 
> > Yeah that's what I read too. It's odd tho' as as far as I know Xdmx IS
> > disabled in the spec but I'll suss it out. I'm not worried about this bit!
> > 
> >>> I'd still suggest a cleanup of the CVS repo to merge the missing
> >>> upstream files properly all the same.
> >> I really wanted to send some patches to Alan and Brian, but I was
> >> pretty worn out after the effort to generate the patch. One of these
> >> days I'm gonna import the xf4vnc repo into git and start cleaning
> >> things up in a sane way.
> > 
> > One of the things I did notice was that in the CVS version there were
> > two files patched to deal with the pixman include path. This should be
> > IMO reverted (annoyingly I can't remember which two files now.... should
> >  have kept the patch clean and written a separate "revert" patch but I
> > didn't - dang) and instead @PIXMAN_CFLAGS@ added to the in
> > the hw/xfree86/vnc folder:
> OK here is a more thorough 1.4 patch on top of the patch extracted from CVS.
> This changes a few things. One it adds the PIXMAN_CFLAGS to the vnc
> module such that it can find pixman.h without having to hack the paths
> (this part - which is present it two files - should be reverted from the
> current VNC branch. Annoyingly as I said above, I can't remember which
> two files...)
> It also adds in missing libs via change (I just copied the
> Xnest libs as I didn't really know what was important and what was not.
> I have to change the order used in Xnest tho,  due to a linking problem
> with libmi)
> And finally it two stub functions in hw/vnc/init.c to make it link
> properly. I'm not sure if this is correct but it's the approach adopted
> by
> and it made it work for me, so I stopped thinking about whether it was
> good or not around about then!
> I'm sure Dan's patch probably had this in already, but hopefully this
> smaller part can be applied to the CVS vnc?

Done. Thanks.


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