Installing Xorg 7.0.0 from tarballs

Barry Scott barry.scott at
Mon Jul 24 04:17:28 PDT 2006

Andrew Haninger wrote:
> On 7/23/06, Felix Kühling <fxkuehl at> wrote:
>> The installation destination is determined by the
>> prefix parameter you passed to the build script.
> Okay. This is kind of what I figured but I thought that either
> symlinking or copying the directories into the /usr/X11R6 directory
> would suffice.
> I'll rerun the script with a different destination (/usr/X11R6) and
> see how that goes.
If you already have X11 installed then you have to have the build overwrite
the existing installation. Otherwise later steps in the build use the 
wrong header
files. Personally I install a clean build machine without X11 and build 
Xorg on
that system.


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