tiring tour (unfortunately I have had many others)
gilles.bidoli at free.fr
Fri Mar 16 16:54:54 PDT 2007
Hi all !
preparing the install of xorg-7.2 with xcb, I experimented a tour.
in "The following external dependencies are recommended for a fully
functional build:" is :
xcb from git://anongit.freedesktop.org/git/xcb
from where you obtain (1) in :
the following text :
"Installation of XCB
TODO: These instructions are out of date. Just reference the main XCB page"
where you find :
You can obtain released versions of XCB from
which forward to :
for the famous instructions where it is said (2):
"There are multiple modules. The modules you need to checkout, build, and
install for XCB are, in order:
from X.org git:"
which is a link to :
is it here that the snake bites his tail ?
However, thanks to IanOsgood, VincentTorri, GotenXiao for the job made.
(1) but neither the repositories xcb/libxcb nor xcb/pthread-stubs which
are listed in http://xcb.freedesktop.org/wiki/DevelopersGuide
(2) : there is also a note :
Note that aclocal needs to be able to find the files installed from
xorg/util/macros. You may need to set ACLOCAL="aclocal -I
/usr/local/share/aclocal" or similar before running autogen.sh or
So it is not : ./configure, make, make install ?
I haven't found others instructions... (a little short, it seems to me) (?)
(3) last comment : with the xorg-7.2 there is a beautiful script (for
tarballs) that builds all the modules, but that doesn't fit with the xcb
procedure where certain modules must be builded before xcb and then only,
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