Improving Xorg

Martin Bochnig mb1x at
Sat Jul 1 03:45:44 PDT 2006

> On Fri, Jun 30, 2006 at 02:48:33PM -0700, Alan Coopersmith wrote:
> > I have a single checkout of cvs/git sources and use lndir to make links
> to
> > it from directories in which I build 32-bit & 64-bit on both SPARC &
> x86/x64
> > for Solaris, and even gcc vs. Sun compilers.
> autotools supports srcdir != builddir, so you can do something like
> this:
> mkdir obj-amd64
> cd obj-amd64
> ../configure --prefix=/usr etc
> make
> sudo make install
> cd ..

I'm not Alan Coopersmith, but you're quite right.
This is one of the new benefits after the switch to autotools.
One may at first overlook it for Xorg, after having used lndir for many years.

> dchroot -c dapper-i386

Just a minor comment: I'm not sure wheter or not 
(plus its dependencies) will build easily on Solaris.
But one of course doesn't need it necessarily.

Polite regards,

> mkdir obj-i386
> cd obj-i386
> ../configure --prefix=/usr etc
> make
> sudo make install
> Cheers,
> Daniel

More information about the xorg mailing list