Getting xorg-7.4 from git ?

Dan Nicholson dbn.lists at
Thu Sep 25 09:52:42 PDT 2008

On Thu, Sep 25, 2008 at 3:53 AM, Pavel Troller <patrol at> wrote:
> Hi!
>  I would like to ask, whether it is possible to get a 7.4 release sources
> from a set of modules, downloaded with a standard git_xorg script. I don't
> want to download all the modules again, I would like to make a local copy
> of the whole source directory and then apply some "magic" on one of
> them, to change from master branches to the particular tags, required for
> every module. My knowledge of git is just a very basic, I don't know even
> a command, which does this for a single package; otherwise, I would be able
> to write a script doing it using the list of modules myself.
>  Any hint would be very appreciated.

I don't think this will be easily possible. It's easy to checkout a
particular tag in git. In xserver, for instance,

$ git checkout xorg-server-1.5.1

And then build as you would from master.

However, you'll have to figure out a mapping from the released tarball
versions to the associated tag in git. I also don't know if or support building from particular tags. It
might be possible with jhbuild.

Building from tarballs should be much more straightforward if you just
want to get Xorg-7.4. There are lots of scripts floating around the
net, but here's one in particular:


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