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Old 02-12-2005, 06:38 PM   #1
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Does anyone custom compile xorg?


Does anybody around here ever compile xorg, or does everyone just wait for Patrick to add an update to Current? I saw that xorg 6.8.2 is out now.
 
Old 02-12-2005, 06:42 PM   #2
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I do, cause I don't run current so the current packages will not work for me. After I install the base, I pretty much compile everything and skip current altogether.
 
Old 02-12-2005, 08:38 PM   #3
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On slackware desktop systems i setup, I sometimes install the dropline xorg packages (note, not the full dropline, but that too depends)... they are compiled for i686 and run very well.

But other then that... when it comes to software updates, I look at what has been added to the software and what I can get out of updating to the latest package... most of the time unless it needs patching for bugs or exploits, then I just stick with what already works.
 
Old 03-04-2005, 04:21 AM   #4
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i am attempting to compile Xorg myself now after being encouraged by a successful KDE compilation and installation. So far ran into some errors and had to compile freetype2. I'm now compiling Xorg again and waiting if any more errors are thrown up.
 
Old 03-04-2005, 05:36 AM   #5
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Let us know how it goes. Shortly after I posted my question above, Patrick added xorg-6.8.2 to Slackware current, so I just went with that. But I've wondered how it would go if I tried to compile xorg myself.

Did you compile KDE stable or unstable (i.e., 3.4 rc1?). Did you use Konstruct, or did you do it entirely by hand? I succeeded with Konstruct (3.4 rc1), but I wouldn't have managed it otherwise, I don't think.
 
Old 03-04-2005, 05:46 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by clawhead
Let us know how it goes. Shortly after I posted my question above, Patrick added xorg-6.8.2 to Slackware current, so I just went with that. But I've wondered how it would go if I tried to compile xorg myself.

Did you compile KDE stable or unstable (i.e., 3.4 rc1?). Did you use Konstruct, or did you do it entirely by hand? I succeeded with Konstruct (3.4 rc1), but I wouldn't have managed it otherwise, I don't think.
http://lfs.osuosl.org/blfs/view/stable/

both ( kde and xorg ) are straight forward. look at the link above if you want to see what dependencies packages need both required and optional.
 
Old 03-04-2005, 08:53 AM   #7
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i just downloaded xorg-6.8.2 from one of the official Slackware mirrors, put em all in a directory and ran upgradepkg *tgz and all of em upgraded perfect, did not even have to change /etc/xorg.conf
 
Old 03-06-2005, 08:44 AM   #8
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i first succeeded with kde stable using konstruct. Then i tried doing it by hand and it worked. Actually, it so easy, konstruct is really redundant.

my compilation for 3.4-RC1 failed.

Hmmm....i kinda busted my slackware installation with a bad kernel compile. I will try compiling Xorg again after i've fixed up my system - first attempt failed. I will dig deeper and see what happens.

EDIT: Just to set the record straight, compiling KDE manually is easy IF you already have QT installed and aren't planning on compiling qt yourself. Konstruct can automate compiling qt, which is great considering that I tried compiling qt by hand and it was not fun.

Last edited by denning; 03-06-2005 at 05:32 PM.
 
Old 03-06-2005, 09:56 AM   #9
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The last time I compiled xorg on my own, I could not log into the the system using kdm, it complained about errors with the xservers, but using Slacks on kdebase package resolved my problem. As for kde 2.4, I have just installed the CVS version on a clean Slack install alongside XFCE, it went smoothly except kdepim, which I think didn't "make" properly due to some bugs. I really like this KDE release, its got to be the best ever.
 
Old 03-06-2005, 02:13 PM   #10
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Xorg compiled successfully. The requisites to doing this are having libfreetype6, and a symlink in the /usr/include directory to /usr/include/freetype2/freetype, and it will compile properly.
 
Old 03-06-2005, 11:06 PM   #11
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the old xfree only required libpng, but the Xorg needs freetype2 to compile. as far as your qt comment above, it's a easy build if you follow the instructions. really, it's about the same as compiling anythings else, just the syntax is a little different and you have to set up a couple paths before you start for the linker and path env variable.
 
Old 03-07-2005, 03:06 AM   #12
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this probably has been asked before, but what are the pros and cons of xfree over xorg at the moment?
 
  


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