Talk:How to compile an experimental X server
root@gentoo ~ $ echo "x11-base/xorg-x11 ~x86" > /etc/portage/package.keywords root@gentoo ~ $ emerge -avuD xorg-x11
(scnr. I know that you'll have to unmask a few more packages in reality. I know that you can do something similar in other distributions. I just don't understand why you are not using your package manager [unless you've got an LFS...])
--Pberndt 21:11, 7 July 2006 (CEST)
The script fetches the very latest code from GIT and CVS. No distribution I know off is this bleeding-edge. It makes a large difference in some hot development areas, such as accelerated DRI drivers.
--Thinker 21:30, 7 July 2006 (CEST)
- Thinker your script fails for me.
No package 'xextproto' found No package 'xcmiscproto' found
... ERROR: Command "sh autogen.sh --prefix=/home/paul/3d-pit/install --quiet --cache-file=/home/paul/3d-pit/xorg/autoconf.cache --with-xcb=no" failed in /home/paul/3d-pit/xorg/lib/libX11 Aborting.
- the fix was trivial, just adding those two packages
- okay,it was missing SM and ice too, how on earth did you compile xorg with this script?
The script assumes you have all the header packages (foo-devel on Fedora, etc.), and fetches only packages that had interesting changes recently (as far as I can judge). I guess you were missing those -devle packages.
BTW, please sign your posts by typing --~~~~ .
--Thinker 21:07, 22 September 2006 (CEST)
Skipping system libraries
How do you set the script to search only $DEST/lib for libraries instead of /usr/local/lib? I am on slackware, which still uses monolithic xorg 6.9 so it all has to be made from scratch
--Singularity 21:14, 22 September 2006 (CEST)
I don't know. Looking at man ld.so, maybe adding the -z nodeflib linker option will do the trick.
--Thinker 22:26, 22 September 2006 (CEST)
Add the option to what? I dont understand why LD_LIBRARY_PATH doesn't do the trick -- if the linker doesn't find the libs in /usr/local/lib then IN THEORY shouldn't it search the path in LD_LIBRARY_PATH? Something is wrong here, it doesn't make sense why it fails...it works if I copy the files from ~/3d-pit/install/lib to /usr/local/lib but that isn't correct...
--Singularity 06:23, 23 September 2006 (CEST)
The script could do with some more robustness, e.g. checking for 'curl' beforehand. Otherwise it looks good and seems to help me, but I can only say after having finished... :)
--Josef 15:38, 5 January 2007 (CET)