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Old 09-19-2008, 11:38 PM   #1
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BLFS - to download X-window packages.

We are advised to use the script which make use of wget to download the related packages for X-window.

The script looks for${section}
and try to download those required packages... not really sure how the script works.

When i run the script.. it just exit from running script and show me the prompt.

Anyone knows what is the issue? Thanks in advance.
Old 09-20-2008, 05:12 PM   #2
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I think you should take the time and effort to download what you need individually - it is only one file from each subdirectory.
The script is an example that may have worked some time ago - but not with how the files on that server are organized now.
I'd go for the newest in each directory - or keep to one specific version for all the different versions in subdirectories in:
The script fails (maybe only partly because...) the "version=7.2" is not found there on the server anymore - it has been organized differently since then.

Maybe you can update the script to the current layout of the files on the server there - and suggest that change to the BLFS Team?

Not tested - my 2 ct
Old 09-24-2008, 07:09 AM   #3
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If the script completes successfully, it will exit and return you to the prompt so I presume it is exiting without completing. The example script in the Xorg introduction section will work for the protocol headers, but will need to be changed for the utilities, libraries, applications, etc. This line will need to be changed for each
Additionally, you need to have the *.wget and *.md5 files one directory level higher than the directory you are building in.

Are all the tarballs being downloaded? If so, then you know the error is occurring during the build. If the error is occuring during the build, look at the log file that will be created when you execute the script.

The script will work with the way the files are organized on the server now (and for a long time). The version variable has nothing to do with the URL for the Xorg server, it is used in the filename of the *.wget and *.md5 files. And it is way more than one file from each subdirectory so use the script for sure.


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