Jesse Barnes jbarnes at
Tue Mar 11 08:58:41 PDT 2008

On Monday, March 10, 2008 2:02 am Thomas Fritzsche wrote:
> Hi Jesse,
> thanks for the wiki-page.
> The other day I also tried to follow-up on the krh's blog, but as you
> mentioned, all this proto & libs really send me in a dependency hell.
> I like to build git x-server (intel), but with latest Ubuntu (7.10).
> It looked like I need to compile a larger sub-set of the X module
> tree. (Ubuntu headers too old :-( )
> I tried some the scripts downloading the complete module tree, but
> always got stuck with some errors (missing dependencies or program
> error in exotic driver etc.).
> What would be really cool, is to have  a shell scrip that just selects
> modules really needed and that are (hopefully) more or less stable.
> Maybe even a script taking care about Mesa and DRI as well.
> I'm sure, a lot of guys like to test git, but just get stuck.

Yeah, that might be handy.  You'd need to go through the list of required 
modules from the X server's and make a script to download all 
the required git trees.  Please add whatever info you find to the page if you 
end up finding time to do this (jg already added a few more notes, maybe 
those will help you too).


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