yay, build complete. Now what ?

Peter Hutterer peter.hutterer at who-t.net
Mon Jan 28 15:49:59 PST 2013

On Sun, Jan 27, 2013 at 03:55:46PM -0500, Dennis Clarke wrote:
> Firstly, let me say a gracious thank you to all who have listened, lurked, and 
> fired excellent emails at me over the past two weeks to get this to a simple and 
> very repeatable process.  Should make a lovely article once I write it all up. 
> Certainly Alan and Peter have shown awesome patience and forgiveness as 
> I floundered forwards here.  I will say, X is deep and wide. 


> So this was all compiled on a Debian squeeze barebones virtual machine within
> VMware with AMD Opteron processors. Should I be able to tarball up that whole
> dir /opt/xorg and take it to my AMD Opteron based laptop running Debian wheezy
> or would the kernel shift from rev 2.6.32-5-amd64 up to 3.2.0-4-amd64 be a new
> nightmare? 
> Can I simply fire this up in the VMware virtual machine with a barebone xinit ? 

yes. just make sure you set your PATH etc so you start the new bits, not the
system-wide ones.

> Any suggestions ? 
> Dennis 
> ps: the fol sed/grep/cut foo shows me the 71 libs required within the entire Xorg
> output stack and I should point out that a bucket of them are "not found" by ldd
> due to an absent RPATH/RUNPATH in the ELF dynamic section.  Not sure if that is
> a concern or not : 

> aster $ ldd /opt/xorg/bin/xlsatoms
>         linux-vdso.so.1 =>  (0x00007fff5c59e000)
>         libxcb.so.1 => not found
>         libc.so.6 => /lib/libc.so.6 (0x00007f3f8612e000)
>         /lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2 (0x00007f3f86496000)

set LD_LIBRARY_PATH to $prefix/lib


More information about the xorg mailing list