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Old 05-21-2002, 04:04 AM   #1
Registered: Sep 2001
Location: New York
Distribution: Slackware 8
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Angry xfree86 4.2.0 (src) on Debian

Im running Potato with kernal 2.2.19

i wanted to install x 4 but cant find a binary for it. -check says to get

first i checked debians site, all they had was 3.3 or something like that.
same thing happened with dselect.

i went to, and they didn't have any binarys for my system either.
the closest was Linux-ix86-glibc22

i ended up downloading the source code, but the documentation was so crappy i got no clue what to do..

the documentation said to 'go download the binarys' then install them.. ... that didn't help to much.

is there some script i was supposed to get to automatically compile that endless amount of .c files?
is there a binary out that that I don't know about?

would it be much easier to change from libc 6.1.3 to 6.2 and then get the x binary or should i not mess around with that?

somebody please, throw me a bone.
Old 05-21-2002, 04:55 AM   #2
Registered: Sep 2001
Distribution: Gentoo
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If you want X 4.x on Debian you should be using Woody, however there are unofficial debs available.

To quote the #debian IRC bot:

<apt> rumour has it, xf4 is XFree86 version 4.x (, or packaged by Branden 'Overfiend' Robinson ( For XF4 for potato goto (, or note that xf4 on potato is *not* considered stable


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