Do I need a host.def to build X?

Alan Coopersmith Alan.Coopersmith at Sun.COM
Sun Jun 26 14:15:25 PDT 2005

You shouldn't need a host.def (or at least nothing more
than an empty one) to build on most common platforms,
but without knowing what errors you hit we can't tell what
went wrong or why.   I doubt many people have tried building
the latest Xorg on such an old RedHat release any time lately,
so there may simply be a bug there no one has noticed.

	-Alan Coopersmith-           alan.coopersmith at
	 Sun Microsystems, Inc. - X Window System Engineering

x nooby wrote:
> I downloaded and unzipped the latest sources,
> then I went in to the 'xc' directory and entered:
>   make World > World.log 2>&1
> It runs for 20 minutes and then I see some errors at
> the bottom of World.log, when I do this:
>   less World.log
> Shouldn't I be able to build without creating a
> default /xc/config/fc/host.def file?
> I'm using Redhat 7.3 and plan to eventually try to
> build the KDrive Xvesa server.
> I also tried this on Suse 9.3 and Ubuntu 5.04.
> thanks!
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