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Old 02-21-2004, 02:35 PM   #1
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Problems installing Xserver

Hi, I'm trying to install xserver from cvs, according to the instructions found on However, when I get to this set of instructions:

cvs -d co Xfont
pushd Xfont
./ --prefix=/opt/fdo
sudo make install

my make fails with the following error messages:

creating a temporary reloadable object file: .libs/
/usr/i486-slackware-linux/bin/ld -r -o .libs/
/usr/i486-slackware-linux/bin/ld: no input files
make[2]: *** [] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/rech/Xfont'
make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/rech/Xfont'
make: *** [all] Error 2

I'm not really sure what to do. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
Old 02-21-2004, 05:42 PM   #2
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i never got any errors like that installing mine, but i dident install from cvs, i downloaded the tarball from teh online cvs archive you can browse thru http, didnet run into a single problem installing what it said to, mybe you should try that, but from that error i dono what whent wrong, mybe if you get it again you can post more of it?

there was 1 problem i ran into tho with installing xserver, i cant seem to get libXt (required for a lot of programs taht use X - includeing gtk aparently), it just errors out like crazy, almost as if theres a dependancy issue , but it dont say it dpeends on anyhting -- anyways , just a small heads up on what to expext


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