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Old 02-24-2005, 01:09 PM   #1
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building xfree86 debian pakets

Could anyone tip me off on how to build xfree86 4.x to produce Debian packets ?
I'm using Debian 3.0[ libc62.2 =glibc 2.2, gcc 2.95].
I dont want to convert to glibc 2.3 or gcc 3, however pre-compiled xfree86 4.x Debian packets
are only available for the newer glibc2.3 version.
So I thought, i'll do this myself; did it once with Firefox and Wine, but with xfree86 things seem
to be different.
Thanks if someone would give me a tip.
Yours truly
Max Euer.
Old 02-24-2005, 01:16 PM   #2
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The X packages in Debian 3.0 ('woody') depend on libc6 2.2.4
Do you have sources from testing ('sarge') added? As as far as I see there are no X components in 'woody' that depend on libc6 2.3. The one in 'sarge' does depend on libc6 2.3 though.

Just execute
apt-get install x-window-system -t stable
to get X installed. That should do it.
Old 02-24-2005, 09:41 PM   #3
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maxeuer, first up, it is PACKAGE and PACKAGES and NOT paket or pakets. If I get you correctly, what you should really be looking at are backports i.e. newer packages available on e.g. sarge backported and built against Woody for use on Woody. The url is here:

Try not to attempt to tamper with xserver and related sources, they are massive monsters with thousand upon thousand of lines of code. Should build fail, debugging would be present quite an intimidating task irrespective of what you may have to assist you e.g. linda and lintian. Use the backports or dist-upgrade to Sarge if you want newer stuff.



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