Building X11R7.4 from source
k9genius at gmail.com
Wed Dec 10 13:55:46 PST 2008
I would like to build X11R7.4 from source.
The first question is how to get the source.
I first went to www.x.org and clicked on the "X11R7.4" link. I got a list of
new/updated modules. For example, app/bitmap_1.0.3 is a new/updated module.
I went back to www.x.org, and under "Getting X", I clicked on "mirrors".
Under "Primary sites", I clicked on the ftp link for x.org. then X11R7.4,
then src, then app. I see a lot of tarballs, including
appres_1.0.1.tar.bz2 and bitmap_1.0.3.tar.bz2. I clicked on
appres_1.0.1.tar.bz2 and it downloaded fine.
I clicked on on "bitmap_1.0.3.tar.bz2" and found the file does the
file does not exist.
In fact,I believe all of the files listed as new/updated modules in X11R7.4 do
not exist in the ftp://ftp.x.org/pub/X11R7.4/src/ directory structure.
I next tried going back to www.x.org, and under "Getting X", I clicked
Under "Primary sites", I clicked on the http link for x.org, then X11R7.4,
then src, then app. In this directory, bitmap_1.0.3.tar.bz2 does not
exist at all.
Shouldn't all the source for X11R7.4 be in the ftp://ftp.x.org/pub/X11R7.4/src
and http://ftp.x.org/pub/X11R7.4/src directories? It appears to me that all
of the new/updated modules are missing. How is one supposed to get
all the source
required to build?
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