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Old 03-07-2004, 10:11 AM   #1
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Where is the xc/ directory?

I want to upgrade Xfree from 4.3 to 4.4 so I downloaded the required patch, in they told me that I need to install the patch on the directory containing the xc/ directory, but I just don'n know where it is I did locate xc but none of the results obtained was th xc directory, I know this is the dumbest question but I just don't where else to look. Also what should I do before applying the patch, if anything goes wrong how could I recover everything?

Being a newbie in linux is really annoying.

Old 03-07-2004, 10:23 AM   #2
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That patch updates the source code for xfree from 4.3 to 4.4. You would have to do an install from source to use that patch.
Old 03-07-2004, 10:31 AM   #3
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xc is the directory that contains the *source code* for XFree86, you probably don't have it instlled.
There are binaries available, download this file and run it like so:
sh -check
and it will tell you which package to get from here
Old 03-07-2004, 03:55 PM   #4
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Thanks guys, I downloaded the binaries from, and I tried to install it but in some steps during installation it shows an error

/directory where the binaries are/xman.gz (for example) only read XXXX bytes;

/directory where the binaries are/extract error exiting now (I don't remember very well)

I thought it had something to do with the extract file so I checked If I was using the right version, but it was OK, so I downloaded it again, this time I got the .exe file, and tried again but it was the same thing.
When I rebooted it took like 20 min to start and everything was really really slow, so I deleted the X11R6 directory and copied the previous 4.3 directory

Any help with these errors ?
any comment would be really appreciated


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