Installing/Distributing Binaries After Modular Build

Barry Scott barry.scott at
Thu Jan 18 09:04:45 PST 2007

Jeremy C. Reed wrote:
> On Tue, 16 Jan 2007, George McCollister wrote:
>> I'm using to build the modular source tree. The wiki suggests setting
>> the prefix to /tmp/modular. What did the author intend to be done after
>> everything is built? Permanently running X from /tmp/modular doesn't seem
>> acceptable.
> I think that is just an example. Not a good one.
>> If I git the source tree to /home/georgem/X11R7.1 and build
>> everything under my user, what is the suggested way of installing everything
>> as root to a normal location? seems to create tar balls for each
>> module, but they only include source. Is there a way to build binary tar balls
>> (or packages) for each module that can be used to install to a different
>> location or used on a different system.
> Use DESTDIR for each separate component and then tar up that directory it
> creates to make separate tarballs of the binaries.
Each component uses the header files from /usr. You cannot, to my knowledge,
tell configure where you are staging the kits so that you leave /usr 

This means that after building each component you must install it into /usr.
You can also use DESTDIR to make a kit for a single component.

You also have to get Mesa built at exactly the right point in the Xorg build
sequence. Mesa depends on Xorg files and Xorg server depends on Mesa.


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